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Transmitting Penan basketry knowledge and practice

Puri, Rajindra K. (2013) Transmitting Penan basketry knowledge and practice. In: Ellen, Roy F. and Lycett, Stephen J. and Johns, Sarah E., eds. Understanding Cultural Transmission in Anthropology. Methodology & History in Anthropology . Berghahn Books, Oxford, pp. 266-299. ISBN 978-0-85745-993-0. E-ISBN 978-0-85745-994-7. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

Abstract

This chapter describes Penan (Indonesian Borneo) basket making and the way it is simultaneously adapting to new circumstances while still maintaining continuity with past traditions. The explanation for this continuity resides in the complex intersections of processes of cultural transmission and the sociocultural and economic contexts in which they occur. Of particular importance is the way in which Penan egalitarianism opens up the possibilities for simultaneous transmission and transformation of basketry practices between and within the generations.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology
Depositing User: Rajindra K Puri
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2016 10:49 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:40 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54681 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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