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Stealing People's Names : History and Politics in a Sepik River Cosmology

Author: Simon J Harrison
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Series: Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology, no. 71.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this intriguing study, Simon Harrison analyses the significance of names in the context of Avatip ritual, cosmology and concepts of the person.

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon J Harrison
ISBN: 9780511521096 051152109X 9780521385046 0521385040
OCLC Number: 776963544
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 22 Dec 2011).
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages).
Contents: List of illustrations; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Manambu; 2. Avatip; 3. Magic and the totemic cosmology; 4. Ceremonial rank; 5. Male initiation; 6. Treading elder brothers underfoot; 7. The debating system; 8. The rise of the subclan Maliyaw; 9. Symbolic economies in Melanesia; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology, no. 71.
Responsibility: Simon J. Harrison.

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