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2008-09-26 03:00:00

By Taylor, John P The Power of Perspective: social ontology and agency on Ambrym, Vanuatu. By Knut Rio. Berghahn: Berghahn Books 2007 Since the foundation of the discipline, the central Vanuatu island of Ambrym has held a very special place in the anthropological imagination, and The Power of Perspective rightly celebrates this. From W H R Rivers' The History of Melanesian Society (1914, University of Cambridge Press) onwards, the vagaries of the Ambrymese's seemingly anomalous social and...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.