Maisons-cuisines, alimentation et histoire des matrilignées à Mere Lava, Vanuatu. Une esthétique de l'efficacité sociale ?

Abstract : Today, on Mere Lava, Vanuatu, kitchen houses are the core of households. Taking part in their building, in the various activities they shelter and sharing the daily meals cooked there are important moments when social values are incorporated, negotiated and contested. Among these values, the notion of balance is particularly highlighted and it takes on formal as well as moral significance. Notions of balance and steadiness are also crucial in people's discourses about the history of matrilineages and broadly social dynamics. Through a compared analysis of the technical processes of building a kitchen-house and making ceremonial customary dish, the yam laplap, this paper aims to address the relevance of aesthetics in relation to technical and social efficacy.
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Marie Durand. Maisons-cuisines, alimentation et histoire des matrilignées à Mere Lava, Vanuatu. Une esthétique de l'efficacité sociale ?. 5ème Congrès du réseau Asie-Pacifique, Sep 2015, Paris, France. ⟨halshs-01219890⟩

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