Book

Beyond the Horizon (2008)

Essays on Myth, History, Travel and Society

in: Studia Fennica Anthropologica

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Abstract

Society is never just a localized aggregate of people but exists by virtue of its members' narrative and conceptual awareness of other times and places. In Jukka Siikala's work this idea evolves into a broad ethnographic and theoretical interest in worlds beyond the horizon, in the double sense of "past" and "abroad." This book is a tribute to Jukka's contributions to anthropology by his colleagues and students and marks his 60th birthday in January 2007. By exploring the near, distant, inward and outward horizons towards which societies project their reality, the authors aim at developing a new, productive language for addressing culture as a way of experiencing and engaging the world.

Keywords

Polynesia, Melanesia, society, structure, modes of transport

Languages

English

Publisher

Finnish Literature Society / SKS

ISSN

1796-8208

ISBN

9789518580709, 9789518580686, 9789518580693

Pages

243

DOI

10.21435/sfa.2

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