Secret Places: My Life in New York and New Guinea

Secret Places: My Life in New York and New Guinea

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299169909
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Series: Living out Series
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Tobias Schneebaum is the author of Where the Spirits Dwell, Wild Man, and Keep the River on Your Right. From 1973 to 1983 he was assistant to the curator of the Asmat Museum of Culture and Progress in Irian Jaya, Indonesia. Since then he has lectured widely and curated several exhibitions on Asmat art. Schneebaum is the subject of a documentary film, Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale, by siblings Laurie and David Shapiro. It premiered at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival in April 2000, where it received the Critic’s Choice Award.

Table of Contents

Illustrations
xi
Foreword: A Taste of Tobias Schneebaum xiii
Acknowledgments xxv
Introduction 3(12)
The Origins of As-Atat
15(14)
Art and the Carvings
29(10)
Marriage
39(10)
The Sorcerers
49(10)
Walkabout
59(14)
Change
73(15)
Biwiripitsj
88(13)
The Djuwus and the Ndamup
101(6)
Ancestor Spirits
107(7)
Tateh, ich vil der Fregen de fier Kashas
114(8)
The Priest and the Pagans
122(11)
Line 6 Juliet
133(13)
Death
146(10)
Evocations
156

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