Organizing Actions: Those at the House and Those Who Came
Kaluli may gather with relatives and friends to eat and converse around a firebox in the big aa misen, but there are usually other people around and the atmosphere lacks the relaxed informality that prevails in a small sago camp or garden house. These places— the small aa built by one or two men for their families at a garden some distance from the aa misen or the temporary shelter near sago-working—provide a person’s most intimate social contexts. People look back on the months or weeks spent working there with nostalgia long after the sago has been cut and the garden is in weeds.
KeywordsBurning Starch Amid Smoke Arena
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