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Title: Book review : Sinuous objects : revaluing women’s wealth in the contemporary Pacific
Authors: Schuetz, Sierra
Karides, Marina
Keywords: Books -- Reviews
Women -- Pacific Area -- Social conditions
Pacific Area -- Social life and customs
Oceania -- Social life and customs
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: University of Malta. Islands and Small States Institute
Citation: Schuetz, S., & Karides, M. (2019). Book review : Sinuous objects: Revaluing women’s wealth in the contemporary Pacific, by A. K. Hermkens, & K. Lepani (Eds.). Small States & Territories, 2(2), 209-211.
Abstract: A collection of chapters sharing ethnographic research of women’s wealth-building activities in the Pacific islands, Sinuous objects measures up to its title. Its editors, Hermkens and Lepani, have woven together a volume of fresh approaches to theorising social value attachment to material objects. The objects considered include those of adornment, art, everyday use items such as bowls, ritual objects and traded goods. An intriguing contribution of the volume is how each of the authors engages a historical approach towards the transformation of the social value of objects produced in the Pacific.
Appears in Collections:SST Vol. 2, No. 2, November 2019
SST Vol. 2, No. 2, November 2019

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