Links to online versions of
publications on West New Britain

1982. The Tales of Laupu: Stories from Kaliai, West New Britain. Told by Jakob Mua Laupu, Benedik Solou Laupu, and Maria Sapanga. Translated, transcribed, and with an Introduction by Dorothy Ayers Counts. Boroko: Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies.

(Click here for some Kaliai stories)

Blythe, Jennifer M. 1992. Climbing a mountain without a ladder: cosmology and oral traditions. Time and Society Vol. 1(1): 13-27.

Blythe, Jennifer.1995. Vanishing and Returning Heroes: Ambiguity and Persistent hope in an Unea Island Legend. Anthropologica Vol. XXXVII (2): 207-228.

Counts, Dorothy A. and David R. Counts 2002 Talking to ourselves or Getting the Word Back. Pp. 17-27 in Handle with Care: Ownership and Control of Ethnographic Materials by Sjoerd R. Jaarsma. Pittsburgh, Pa. University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN # 0-8229-5777-9.

Counts, Dorothy Ayers.1980. Fighting Back is Not the Way: Suicide and The Women of Kaliai. American Ethnologist 7(2):332-351.

Counts, Dorothy Ayers and David R. Counts.1973 Father's water equals mother's milk: the conception of parentage in Kaliai, West New Britain. In Concepts of Conception: Procreation Ideologies in Papua New Guinea. Dan Jorgenson, ed. Special Issue of Mankind 14:46-56.

Counts, Dorothy E.1983. Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences in a Melanesian Society. Anabiosis 3:115-135.

Counts, Dorothy Ayers.1985. Infant care and feeding in West New Britain. Pp. 155-170 in Infant Care and Feeding in the South Pacific. Leslie B. Marshall. New York: Gordon and Breach. 1985 Also in Food and Nutrition in History and Anthropology 3:155-170.

Counts, Dorothy Ayers 1985. Sweeping men and harmless women: responsibility and gender identity in later life. Pp. 1-26 in Aging in the Third World: Part II, Publication No. 23. Jay Sokolovsky, ed. Studies in Third World Societies. Williamsburg, VA: College of William and Mary.

Counts, Dorothy A.1987. Female Suicide and Wife Abuse in Cross Cultural Perspective. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior 17(3):194-204.

Counts, David R. and Dorothy Ayers Counts. 1989 Complementarity in medical treatment in a West New Britain society. Pp. 277-294 in A Continuing Trial of Treatment: Medical Pluralism in Papua New Guinea. Stephen Frankel and Gilbert Lewis, eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers. Dordrecht

1990. Counts, David. Too Many Bananas, Not Enough Pineapples, and No Watermelon at all. Three 0bject Lessons in Living with Reciprocity. In The Humbled Anthropologist: Tales from the Pacific, Philip DeVita, ed., pp. 18-24. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Counts, Dorothy Ayers.1991. Suicide in Different Ages From a Cross-cultural Perspective. In Life Perspectives of Suicide: Time-Lines in the Suicide Process, Antoon Leenaars, ed., pp. 215-230. New York: Plenum Press.

Counts, Dorothy E. and David R. Counts.1991. 'People Who Act like Dogs:' Adultery and Deviance in a Melanesian Community. In Deviance in Cross-cultural Perspective, special issue of Anthropologica 33 (1-2):99-110, Richard A. Brymer and David Counts, eds.

1991. Counts, Dorothy Ayers.1992. Aging, Health, and Women in West New Britain. J. of Cross-Cultural Gerontology 6:277-285.

Counts, David R. and Dorothy A. Counts. Exaggeration and Reversal: Clowning Among the Lusi-Kaliai. In Clowning as Critical Practice: Performance Humor in the South Pacific, William Mitchell, ed., pp. 88-103. ASAO Monograph 13. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Counts, Dorothy Ayers.1994. Snakes, adulterers, and the loss of paradise in Kaliai. In Children of Kilibob, special issue of Pacific Studies, Alice Pomponio, David R. Counts and Thomas G. Harding guest editors. Pacific Studies 17: 109-151.

Counts, David R. and Dorothy Ayers Counts. 1998. Fictive Families in the Field. In Fieldwork and Families: Constructing New Models for Ethnographic Research, pp 142-153. Juliana Flinn, Leslie Marshall and Jocelyn Armstrong eds. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.

NEW 2000 Counts, Dorothy A. and David R. Counts Review, Andrew Lattas 1998. Cultures of Secrecy: Reinventing Race in Bush Kaliai Cargo Cults. Paideuma; Mitteilungen zur Kulturkunde 46:323-328.

2002 Counts, Dorothy A. and David R. Counts Talking to Ourselves, or Getting the Word Back. In Handle with Care: Ownership and Control of Ethnographic Materials, Pp. 17-27. Sjoerd R. Jaarsma editor. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN# 0-8229-5777-9. Price U.S. $22.95 paperback.

Jebens, Holger 2002 Trickery or Secrecy? On Andrew Lattas's Interpretation of "Bush Kaliai Cargo Cults" Anthropos 97: 181-199.

NEW Jebens, Holger 2004 'Val Did That Too: On Western and Indigenous Cargo Discourses in West New Britain (Papua New Guinea)

NEW McPherson, Naomi 1994 The Legacy of Moro the Snake-man in Bariai. Children of Kilibob, special issue of Pacific Studies, Alice Pomponio, David R. Counts and Thomas G. Harding guest editors. Pacific Studies 17: 153-182.

Shields of West New Britain, Research Report by Belinda Trask

Magurei, a folk story from the Nakanai area of West New Britain, in Nakanai and English, illustrated.

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