JADE AND BELONGING:MAKING A SOCIAL LANDSCAPE OF BELONGING TO THE WEST COAST
AbstractThe collection of jade on the rural Northern West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand is a serious and popular pastime for a group of local people who call themselves Coast Roaders. Largely transient and often socially marginalised, this group of people, predominantly men, use the collection of jade to construct a social landscape, ‘the bush’, through which they negotiate a sense of belonging to the area. This paper explores the development of this social landscape and further, how it is gendered in particular ways.
How to Cite
Grubb, F. (2008). JADE AND BELONGING:MAKING A SOCIAL LANDSCAPE OF BELONGING TO THE WEST COAST. Sites: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, 2(1), 186–211. https://doi.org/10.11157/sites-vol2iss1id58