Moro and the Weather Coast : a revitalization movement in the Solomon Islands /

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Author / Creator:Çoker, Gülbün, author.
Imprint:Durham, North Carolina : Carolina Academic Press, [2022]
Description:xxi, 230 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Series:Ritual Studies Monograph Series
Carolina Academic Press ritual studies monographs.
Subject:Nativistic movements -- Solomon Islands -- Guadalcanal -- History.
Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands) -- History.
Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands) -- Social life and customs.
Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands) -- Politics and government.
Format: Print Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-224) and index.
Summary:"A political movement known to its own adherents as "Moro Movement," "Moro Company," or "Kastom Company" started on the southern coast of Guadalcanal, the largest island in the Solomon Islands of the southwest Pacific, around 1957. It came on the heels of another movement known in the anthropological literature as "Marching Rule" or "Maasina Rule" or "Maasina Ruru" that was based on the island of Malaita, which is about a hundred kilometers northeast of Guadalcanal. The fieldwork lasted twelve months, from November 1965 through October 1966, at a time when the Movement had somewhat revitalized following a hiatus of some years. For most of the year, the author lived in the Movement's headquarters, the village of Makaruka, with side trips to other settlements. This study is primarily a record of one specific political movement. It does not analyze the data in terms of a particular theoretical framework; it is a sociological and historical description of one area's reaction to a changed way of life brought about by the dominance of Europeans"--

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