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Adrian   Tanner

Professor emeritus
Department of Anthropology
Memorial University (Canada)

Geographic administrative areas
Historical periods
The Colonial time
20th century
21st century
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  • Field Research (1986 to now)
    Subsistence Horticulture and Ritual in the Eastern Highlands of Viti Levu, Fiji — Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada
    This is a long term study of a regional culture and economy in an environmentally distinct part of Fiji. I am investigating the colonial and per-colonial roots of what makes this region unique, and especially the important part played by rituals that engage large numbers of people for several days to mark births, marriages and death. A second focus is on how this ritual is supported by an economy of small-scale horticulture in which cash only has a small role. Underlying this economy is a complex land tenure system, which is under threat because of Indigenous land title is not accurately represented by the Fiji government due to the colonial legacy.
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