In a work of cultural ethnology based on his fieldwork in Papua New Guinea in 1966-68, Schieffelen (emeritus, U. College, London) focuses on the significance of a ceremony known as Gisaro, which is performed by the Kaluli people, as a lens to view some of the fundamental issues of Kaluli life and society. He has added a new preface, and made some minor corrections and clarifications to the 1976 edition. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Edition description:||2nd ed. 2005|
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About the Author
Edward L. Schieffelin is Reader Emeritus, University College, London.
Table of ContentsKaluli Pronunciation Introduction Ceremonies and Reciprocity In the Shadow of the Mountain I'm Sorry, Brother, I Don't Eat That Organizing Actions: Those at the House and Those Who Came The Unseen World and the Opposition Scenario Assertion and Appeal Anger, Reciprocity, and the Rhythms of Experience The Perception of a Human Condition Ceremonial Occasions and Preparations The Gisaro
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