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

Author: Valerio Valeri
Publisher: Madison ; London : University of Wisconsin Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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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Genre/Form: Huaulu
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Valerio Valeri
ISBN: 0299162109 9780299162108 0299162141 9780299162146
OCLC Number: 59557864
Description: [1 volume]
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: by Valerio Valeri.

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A magisterial work, brilliant, profound, moving. Sebastian de Grazia, author of "Machiavelli in Hell "and "A Country With No Name""

 
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