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Maenge gardens

A study of Maenge relationship to domesticates

Domesticates play a central part both in the everyday and ritual life of the Maenge people of New Britain. Maenge relationship to this category of plants is here analysed through their horticultural techniques, their systems of classification and appellation, their utilisations and finally through myths and rites.

Gardening techniques as well as the systems of classification and appellation emphasise the importance of the notion of cultivar in Maenge eyes. While the taxonomy of domesticates is...


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  • Publisher : pacific-credo Publications
  • Serie : Monographies | 3
  • Place of publication : Marseille
  • Year of publication : 2018
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 26 novembre 2018
  • EAN (Print version) : 9782953748574
  • Electronic EAN : 9782956398189
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.pacific.690
  • Number of pages : [XV]206 p.

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