The abandoned narcotic : kava and cultural instability in Melanesia /
Ron Brunton revives a problem posed by the great anthropologist W. H. R. Rivers in History of Melanesian Society (1914): how to explain the strange geographical distribution of kava, a narcotic drink once widely consumed by south-west Pacific islanders. Rivers believed that it was abandoned by many...
Cambridge University Press,
|Series:||Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology ;