Staying Fijian: Vatulele Island Barkcloth and Social Identity Rod Ewins

ISBN: 9780824831127

Published: October 1st 2006

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Staying Fijian: Vatulele Island Barkcloth and Social Identity  by  Rod Ewins

Staying Fijian: Vatulele Island Barkcloth and Social Identity by Rod Ewins
October 1st 2006 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: 9780824831127 | 5.17 Mb

Barkcloth, or masi, is the traditional art form of the women of Vatulele Island. Its manufacture continues to flourish, even increase, while many other arts are declining, despite the fact that most of its functional roles have been usurped byMoreBarkcloth, or masi, is the traditional art form of the women of Vatulele Island. Its manufacture continues to flourish, even increase, while many other arts are declining, despite the fact that most of its functional roles have been usurped by Western cloth and paper. This book explores this apparent paradox and concludes that the reasons lie in the ability of its identity functions to buffer the effects of social stress.

This is so for not only Vatuleleans but all Fijians.



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