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After the ancestors : an anthropologist's stor

Author: Andrew Beatty
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set on an isolated Indonesian island, this is the gripping true story of a fieldworker's experience of living in a tribal society during a period of crisis. Featuring a cast of unforgettable characters, After the Ancestors follows a bitter feud between rivals as it escalates into murder, intrigue and revenge. A vivid account of life within a radically different world, it also portrays a unique culture undergoing the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Beatty, Andrew.
After the ancestors : an anthropologist's story.
Cambridge, [England] : Cambridge University Press, ©2015
ix, 372 pages
Named Person: Andrew Beatty; Andrew Beatty
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Beatty
ISBN: 9781316151051 1316151050 9781316237380 1316237389
OCLC Number: 905861467
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (394 pages) : illustrations
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; People; Prologue; 1. The statue; 2. House key; 3. Among women; 4. Blood brothers; 5. Daggers and debutants; 6. Stormy Sunday; 7. Three things that matter; 8. The making of great men; 9. A game of chess; 10. Cholera song; 11. Progress; 12. Strangers and brothers; 13. Exile and return; 14. Field work; 15. The chicken's neck; 16. Good deaths and bad deaths; 17. First family; 18. Blessing; 19. Half an egg; 20. Waiting; 21. Death of a chief; 22. Ama Jonah at bay; 23. Unravelling; 24. The ethnographer and his double; Epilogue.
Responsibility: by Andrew Beatty.

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A gripping narrative that interweaves the story of fieldwork with the drama of life in a tribal society in extremis.  Read more...

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