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...

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Main Author: Brunton, R. (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Series:Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology ; 69.
Online Access:CONNECT