On the Bones of the Serpent: Person, Memory, and Mortality in Sabarl Island Society / Edition 2

On the Bones of the Serpent: Person, Memory, and Mortality in Sabarl Island Society / Edition 2

by Debbora Battaglia
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226038890

ISBN-13: 9780226038896

Pub. Date: 03/28/1990

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

This book offers an exegesis of indigenous representations that see as much relational significance in the undoing of relationships, and in the work of the separation and detachment of relations from one another, as in their collectivisation. The book is also an immediate contribution to current arguments on art, aesthetics, and performance and to understanding the

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This book offers an exegesis of indigenous representations that see as much relational significance in the undoing of relationships, and in the work of the separation and detachment of relations from one another, as in their collectivisation. The book is also an immediate contribution to current arguments on art, aesthetics, and performance and to understanding the preoccupation of Austronesian societies with mortuary rites.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226038896
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
03/28/1990
Edition description:
1
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction
I. The Person: Basic Distinctions
1. The Physical Person
2. The Metaphysical Person
II. Relational Personhood
3. Giving and Indebtedness
4. Gardens and Sago Groves
5. Support
6. Mobility
7. Fame and Diminishment
III. The Person Performed
8. Segaiya
9. On a Concluding Note
Appendix
Notes
References
Index

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