To Sing with Pigs is Human: The Concept of Person in Papua New Guinea by Jane Goodall, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
To Sing with Pigs is Human: The Concept of Person in Papua New Guinea

To Sing with Pigs is Human: The Concept of Person in Papua New Guinea

by Jane Goodall
     
 

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The Kaulong of Papua New Guinea devote their lives to moving from the lowest status to political "big men" and "big women," displaying their accumulation of knowledge at all-night singing competitions ending in pig sacrifice and feasting. Goodale (anthropology, Brywn Mawr College) examines the tribe and its members' quest for recognition and status as human beings within their own society during the period 1962-1974, describes rituals for events such as marriage and first menses, and analyzes ceremonial songs. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780295974545
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
04/01/1995
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.59(h) x 1.08(d)

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