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In doing so, I advance that one important cause of the perceived increase in sorcery is that idealized capitalist social relations that privilege possessive individualism to enable a possessive market society (Macpherson 1962) often run counter to distribution based cultural and social relations premised on networks of obligation and reciprocity that are common in Melanesia. I highlight this cause in order to illustrate how some locals recognize the necessity of balancing both the possessive and distributive categories as this often-difficult balance limits opportunities for attacks of sorcery to be directed against them.
The 2021 SEAPAVAA conference will also mark the 25th anniversary of SEAPAVAA, a group "interested in the development of audiovisual archiving in a particular graphic region - the countries of Southeast Asia (the ten member nations of ASEAN), Australasia (Australia and New Zealand), and the Pacific Islands (Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia)," according to SEAPAVAA.
Flowers in the Wall: Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste, Indonesia, and Melanesia
The independent State of Papua New Guinea, with a population of over eight million; based on the latest United Nations estimates, is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia.
Local contractors and construction companies have sought to tap the prospective infrastructure opportunities in the Pacific Melanesia Region.
Solomon Islands along with Papua New Guinea, Fiji and other smaller islands are collectively known as Melanesia. They lie very close to the Asian and Australian continents.
The festival would also be attended by representative official of Vanuatu-based Melanesia Spearhead Group (MSG), Marijan added.
The Dema and the Christ: My Engagement and Inner Dialogue with the Cultures and Religions of Melanesia.
Given to this conclusion and their findings, researchers have suggested that Tibetans' ancestors may interbred with Denisovan, which could explain why the presence of Denisovan haplotype outside Melanesia. Moreover, this gene-flow from Denisovan to Tibetans may facilitate Tibetans to adapt the harsh high-altitude environments, which sheds new light on the gene-based study on human evolution and adaptation.
The Silver Discoverer's first itineraries include trips to Polynesia, Melanesia, Southeast Asia, New Zealand and the Russian Far East.
Attitudes to national identity in Melanesia and Timor-Leste; a survey of future leaders in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Timor-Leste.
In this paper I extend the same type of analysis to the third major cultural region in Oceania: Melanesia.
Melanesia and Polynesia are two of the three divisions of Pacific islands.
Whilst acknowledging the utility of theoretic perspectives on the role of religion in influencing the public policy settings of contemporary nation states, this paper seeks to describe the historic, cultural and constitutional dimensions to this relationship in the context of Melanesia rather than to assess whether the Melanesian context affirms or negates theoretic perspectives generated in other parts of the world.