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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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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