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Sorcerers of Dobu : the social anthropology of the Dobu Islanders of the Western Pacific

Author: Reo Fortune
Publisher: Prospect Heights, Ill. : Waveland Press, 1989, ©1959.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Rev. ed.]View all editions and formats
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Fortune, Reo, 1903-1979.
Sorcerers of Dobu.
Prospect Heights, Ill. : Waveland Press, 1989, ©1959
(OCoLC)762101310
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reo Fortune
ISBN: 0881334529 9780881334524
OCLC Number: 21112800
Description: xxxii, 326 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Outline of social organization --
Marriage --
Totemism --
Terminology of relationship --
Functioning of the system --
Use of personal names --
Custom and magic --
The case of Yogalu --
The legend of Saido Sere and some general considerations --
Sketch of the concept of ritual --
Social organization in gardening --
The ritual of the garden --
The black art --
Disease infliction --
Teacher and pupil --
Witchcraft and sorcery --
Methods of divination --
The diviner at work --
The diviner refuses to work --
Considering the diviner --
The sorcerer in action --
The evaluation of claims --
General attitudes --
The spirits of the dead --
Economics --
Marital exchanges --
Death and mourning exchanges --
The essentials of the overseas exchanges --
Overseas expeditions --
The ritual of the Kula --
Native theory of sex --
Native theory of procreation --
Dominant sex attitudes --
Dance and song --
Legend --
The individual in the social pattern.
Responsibility: by R.F. Fortune ; introduction by Bronislaw Malinowski.

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