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Author Jones, Sharyn, 1974-

Title Food and gender in Fiji : ethnoarchaeological explorations / Sharyn Jones
Published Lanham : Lexington Books, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 205 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Fieldwork : motivations, plans, and realities -- The environmental and social landscape : the Lau Islands, Fiji -- Foodways and social relations in the past and present -- Food consumption patterns and refuse disposal -- Lauan fishing -- Food in the Lau Islands and its implications for ethnoarchaeology and archaeology
Summary Food and Gender in Fiji is an ethnoarchaeological investigation of the social relations surrounding foodways on the island of Nayau in Fiji. Writing from the perspective of an archaeologist, Jones answers questions raised by her archaeological research using original ethnographic data and material culture associated women and fishing, the intersection that forms the basis of the subsistence economy on Nayau. She focuses on food procurement on the reef, domestic activities surrounding foodways, and household spatial patterns to explore the meaning of food amongst the Lau Group of Fiji beyond th
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ethnoarchaeology -- Fiji -- Lau Province.
Fish remains (Archaeology) -- Fiji -- Lau Province.
Food consumption -- Fiji -- Lau Province.
Food habits -- Fiji -- Lau Province.
Plant remains (Archaeology) -- Fiji -- Lau Province.
Sex role -- Fiji -- Lau Province.
Women -- Fiji -- Lau Province -- Social conditions.
Lau Province (Fiji) -- Antiquities.
Lau Province (Fiji) -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0739134825 (electronic bk.)
9780739134825 (electronic bk.)