The Poetic Power of Place

The Poetic Power of Place

Comparative Perspectives on Austronesian Ideas of Locality

Edited by James J. Fox

Published by ANU E Press
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

Previously published in Australia by the Department of Anthropology in association with the Comparative
Austronesian Project, Research School of Pacific Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra 1997.

National Library of Australia
Cataloguing-in-Publication entry

The poetic power of place: comparative perspectives on
Austronesian ideas of locality.

ISBN 0 7315 3281 7 (print)
ISBN 1 920942 86 6 (online)

1. Place (Philosophy). 2. Sacredspace - Madagascar. 3. Sacred space -
Indonesia. 4. Sacred space - Papua New Guinea. I. Fox, James J., 1940-.
II. Australian National University. Dept. of Anthropology.
III. Comparative Austronesian Project.


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