List of IllustrationsIntroduction: Kinship in the Pacific as Knowledge that CountsChristina Toren and Simonne PauwelsChapter 1. The Mutual Implication of Kinship and Chiefship in FijiUnaisi Nabobo-BabaChapter 2. Pigs for Money: Kinship and the Monetisation of Exchange among the TrukuChing-Hsiu LinChapter 3. Fijian Kinship: Exchange and MigrationJara HulkenbergChapter 4. Gendered Sides and Ritual Moieties: Tokelau Kinship as Social PracticeIngjerd HoemChapter 5. Tongan Kinship Terminology and Social StratificationSvenja VolkelChapter 6. 'I suffered when my sister gave birth.' Transformations of the Brother-Sister Bond Among the Ankave-Anga of Papua New GuineaPascale BonnemereChapter 7. The Vasu Position and the Sister's Mana. The Case of Lau (Fiji)Simonne PauwelsChapter 8. Sister or Wife? You've Got to Choose. A Solution to the Puzzle of Village Exogamy in SamoaSerge TcherkezoffChapter 9. The Sister's Return. The Brother-Sister Relationship, the Tongan Fahu and the Unfolding of Kinship in PolynesiaFrancoise Douaire-MarsaudonChapter 10. How Would We Have Got Here if our Paternal Grandmother Had Not Existed? Relations of Locality, Blood, Life and Name in Nasau (Fiji)Francoise CayrolChapter 11. How ritual articulates kinshipChristina TorenNotes on Contributors
Christina Toren is Professor of Anthropology and founding Director of the Centre for Pacific Studies at the University of St Andrews. Her works include Mind, Materiality and History (1999) and The Challenge of Epistemology (co-edited with Joao de Pina-Cabral, 2012). Simonne Pauwels is a Researcher at CNRS and the adjunct Director of CREDO. Before working in Fiji, she conducted research in Eastern Indonesia for many years and, besides a number of articles, has written Metanleru, un voilier predateur: Renommee et fertilite dans l'ile de Selaru (2009) and D'un nom a l'autre en Asie du Sud-Est, Approches ethnologiques (co-edited with Josiane Massard-Vincent, 1999).
"...there are excellent accounts of culturally specific renderings of biological relatedness across the cultures described here... Overall, we are offered ethnographically rich insights into contemporary kinship as grounded in longstanding traditions and persisting in the face of tremendous forces of change." * Anthropology Book Forum