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Stuart Strange

ontological grounds for, and the pragmatic experience of, sociality. This invites the re-conceptualization of Ndyuka political life through their assumptions about what a person is in relation to others, showing how the paradigmatic categories of Ndyuka discourse like the matriline and the clan, are created

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Olívia Maria Gomes da Cunha

obligations, as well as the need for kin who are living on the coast and inland to travel to the forest and the villages. Such changes can be associated with migration from the interior to the Guianese coast, a process that increased in the late 1960s and intensified after the Interior War (1986

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Sally Price

introduction of a monetary economy, transforming key aspects of daily life, from patterns of subsistence to understandings about gender. For example, while all men once hunted in the forest to provide meat within the villages, hunting has now become a specialized activity and the game is sold rather than

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Diane Vernon

around, still play around, and still take second wives. Occupying the middle ground are women married to men with secure salaried jobs, and/or women entitled to French family allowances who enjoy a relatively comfortable life. The former divide between married women (enjoying a husband’s contribution