Working Session 3a+3b

Working Session 3a
Chair persons: Verena Keck, Juerg Wassmann

Friday, July 5th 2002
2.30 pm - 6.00 pm

Ron Adams
Re-framing the Subject: Forming and Transforming Identity on Tanna, Vanuatu

Michael Goddard and Deborah Van Heekeren
United and Divided: Comparative Notes on Christianity and Tradition in Two Papua New Guinea Societies

Thomas Bargatzky
'To be like God': Reflections on the Nature of the Samoan Matai

Grant McCall
Struggles in Modernity

Jacqueline Leckie
Modernity and the Management of Madness in Colonial Fiji


Saturday, July 6th 2002
10.30 am - 5.00 pm

Verena Keck
Illness of a Person - Illness of a Place? Competing Scientific Hypotheses and Local Interpretations of Neurodegenerative Diseases in Guam

Christine Binder-Fritz
Ethics and Resources of Research on Traditional Therapies in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Arno Pascht
Change of Land Tenure in Rarotonga

Michael W. Scott
Present Primordialities: The Post-colonial Landscape in Arosi (Solomon Islands)

Jaap Timmer
The Profits of Terror in the Malukus and West Papua

Thomas K Fitzgerald
The Hair-cutting Ceremony Re-visited: Functions in a Modern Context

Natacha Gagné
Being Comfortable? Identifying as Maori and Living in Auckland

Françoise Dussart
The Restructuring of Gender, Kinship and Personhood in Neo-colonial Australia

Juerg Wassmann
The Cultural Model of the Yupno in Papua New Guinea: An Experiment


Working Session 3b
Chair person: Borut Telban

Friday, July 5th 2002
10.30 am - 4.00 pm

Mark Mosko
'Self-evident Chiefs': Transactions of Chiefly Inheritance Among North Mekeo (PNG)

Dorothea Deterts
Social Reproduction and Social Transformation in Kanak Gift-Exchange (New-Caledonia)

John Liep
Pacific Potlatchization: Traditional Exchanges as Modern Consumerism

Bente Wolff
Money is not for Buying Food, Money is for Buying Things. Modernity and Consumption the Mekeo Way

Berit Gustafsson
Wantokism in Modern Society - Security or Exploitation?

Chloe Colchester
Translating Things: T-Shirts and Humour in South Auckland


Saturday, July 6th 2002
10.30 am - 4.00 pm

Anna Lisa Runarsdottir
Modern Living: Houses and Change in the Kingdom of Tonga

Yoshitaka Ota
Fishing and Modernity - Transformation of Traditional Fishing Practice in Palau, Micronesia

Christian Walter
Tapati Rapa Nui - Today's Past on Easter Island

Michael John Gunn
New Ireland - Cultural Continuities

Teri Sowell
"Renewed Relevance: Contemporary Samoan Art"

Borut Telban
Local Worlds and Global Objects