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The forest of taboos : morality, hunting, and identity among the Huaulu of the Moluccas

Author: Valerio Valeri
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contends that the ambivalence felt by all humans about sex, death and eating other animals can be explained by a set of coordinated principles that are expressed in taboos. Valeri evokes the world of  Read more...

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Valeri, Valerio.
Forest of taboos.
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606285034
Online version:
Valeri, Valerio.
Forest of taboos.
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)609197673
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Valerio Valeri
ISBN: 0299162109 9780299162108 0299162141 9780299162146
OCLC Number: 40200274
Description: xxiii, 509 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Janet Hoskins --
Ch. 1. In the Heart of the Forest, at the End of Trade Routes --
Ch. 2. Taboo in Anthropology --
Ch. 3. Maquwoli in Huaulu --
Ch. 4. Zoology and Meatology --
Ch. 5. Before Virtue.
Responsibility: Valerio Valeri ; with an introduction by Janet Hoskins.

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