Political Processes

Niko Besnier and Susana Narotzky. Indeterminacy: Between Worth and Worthlessness. In Indeterminacy: Waste, Value, and the Imagination. Catherine Alexander and Andrew Sanchez, eds. Pp. 181–192. Oxford: Berghahn. 2018.

Humour and Humility: Narratives of Modernity on Nukulaelae Atoll. In Humour and Anthropology. Michiel Swinkels and Anouk de Koning, eds. Special issue of Etnofoor 28(1): 75–95. 2016.

Susana Narotzky and Niko Besnier, eds. Crisis, Value, and Hope: Rethinking the Economy. Supplement to Current Anthropology 55(S9). 154pp. 2014.

Gossip and the Everyday Production of Politics. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press.  xiv, 243pp.  2009.  [Description available on the University of Hawai’i Press website]
2010 Annual Book Prize, British Association for Applied Linguistics.
Honorable Mention, 2010 Edward Sapir Prize, Society for Linguistic Anthropology, American Anthropological Association.

Autorité et égalitarisme: Histoire, idéologie et pratique politique sur l’atoll de Nukulaelae (Tuvalu). In Les rivages du temps: Histoire et anthropologie du Pacifique. Isabelle Merle and Michel Naepels, eds. Pp. 165-197. Cahiers du Pacifique Sud contemporain, 3. Paris: L’Harmattan. 2003.

Polynesia and Micronesia: Sociocultural Aspects. In International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes, eds. Vol. 17, pp. 11723-11727. Amsterdam: Elsevier. 2001.

Authority and Egalitarianism: Discourses of Leadership on Nukulaelae Atoll. In Leadership and Change in the Western Pacific: Essays Presented to Sir Raymond Firth on the Occasion of His 90th Birthday. Richard Feinberg and Karen A. Watson-Gegeo, eds. London School of Economics Monographs on Social Anthropology, 66. Pp. 93-128. London: Athlone Press. 1996.

Gossip. In Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology. David Levinson and Melvin Ember, eds. Vol. 2, pp. 544-547. New York: Henry Holt, for HRAF. 1996.

The Truth and Other Irrelevant Aspects of Nukulaelae Gossip. Pacific Studies 17(3):1-39. 1994.

The Demise of the Man Who Would Be King: Sorcery and Ambition on Nukulaelae Atoll. Journal of Anthropological Research 49:185-215. 1993.

Conflict Management, Gossip, and Affective Meaning on Nukulaelae. In Disentangling: Conflict Discourse in Pacific Societies. Karen A. Watson-Gegeo and Geoff White, eds. Pp. 290-334. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 1990.

Information Withholding as a Manipulative and Collusive Strategy in Nukulaelae Gossip. Language in Society 18:3153-41. 1989.

See also: Publications on Transnationalism, Publications on Sex & Gender, Publications on Emotions, Publications on Belief Systems, Publications on Literacy, Publications on Fieldwork Ethics, Publications on Language


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