Book

Do kamo: person and myth in the Melanesian world

University of Chicago PressChicago • Published In 1979 • Pages:

By: Leenhardt, Maurice.

Abstract
This classic work on Kanak mentality describes it as "mythic". The many dimensions of this mentality include its relationship to the body, emotions, space, time, language, names, kinship, chieftainship, ancestor worship, and totemism. The process of "individuation" that ensues in response to the colonial encounter and missionizing work is also discussed.
Subjects
Drives and emotions
Personality development
Social personality
Acculturation and culture contact
Speech
Semantics
Gift giving
Personal names
Status, role, and prestige
Community heads
Mythology
Theological systems
Ordering of time
Ethnogeography
Ethnozoology
Ethnoanatomy
Ethnopsychology
Ethnosociology
culture
Kanak
HRAF PubDate
2019
Region
Oceania
Sub Region
Melanesia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Missionary, Ethnologist - 5
Analyst
Ian Skoggard; 2018
Coverage Date
1850-1930
Coverage Place
New Caledonia
Notes
Maurice Leenhardt ; translated by Basia Miller Gulati ; with a preface by Vincent Crapanzano
Includes bibliographical references and index
LCCN
78010826
LCSH
Ethnopsychology--Melanesia
Ethnology--New Caledonia
Ethnology--Melanesia