John Miles Foley, Founding Editor
South Pacific Oral Traditions

Oral Tradition Volume 5, Number 2-3May 1990


Table of Contents

“Head” and “Tail”: The Shaping of Oral Traditions among the Binandere in Papua New Guinea
by John D. Waiko
Profile of a Composer: Ihaia Puka, a Pulotu of the Tokelau Islands
by Ineleo Tuia, Allen Thomas
Wry Comment from the Outback: Songs of Protest from the Niva Islands, Tonga
by Wendy Pond
Winged Tangi’ia: A Mangaian Dramatic Performance
by Teaea Parima, Marivee McMath
“My Summit Where I Sit”: Form and Content in Maori Women’s Love Songs
by Margaret Orbell
Fiction, Fact, and Imagination: A Tokelau Narrative
by Judith Huntsman
Sex and Slander in Tikopia Song: Public Antagonism and Private Intrigue
by Raymond Firth
Introduction: or, Why the Comparativist Should Take Account of the South Pacific
by Ruth Finnegan
Wept Thoughts: The Voicing of Kaluli Memories
by Steven Feld
“That Isn’t Really a Pig”: Spirit Traditions in the Southern Cook Islands
by Christian Clerk
Every Picture Tells a Story: Visual Alternatives to Oral Tradition in Ponam Society
by James Carrier, Achsah Carrier

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