The construction of a ‘good house’ had become a preoccupation for seasonal-worker households in my fieldwork site of Lamen Bay on the island of Epi, and the small offshore Lamen island, by the time of my arrival in Vanuatu in November 2011. The day after I landed in Lamen Bay, my host mother, Mary,1 took me on a tour along the dirt road that looped around the settlement, pointing out the many new houses and more under construction.
|Title of host publication||The Quest for the Good Life in Precarious Times|
|Subtitle of host publication||Ethnographic Perspectives on the Domestic Moral Economy|
|Editors||Chris Gregory, Jon Altman|
|Publisher||Australian National University (ANU)|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2018|
|Name||Monographs in Anthropology|