Between culture and fantasy : a New Guinea highlands mythology (Book, 1993) []
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Between culture and fantasy : a New Guinea highlands mythology

Between culture and fantasy : a New Guinea highlands mythology

Author: Gillian Gillison
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

An account of relations between the sexes and the role of myth in the transition between unconscious fantasy and cultural forms, based on studies of the mythologies of the Gimi, from the Eastern  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Folklore
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Gillison
ISBN: 0226293807 9780226293806 0226293815 9780226293813
OCLC Number: 1151803992
Language Note: Includes text in Gimi.
Description: xxi, 392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Argument among Myths. 2. The Gimi of Highland New Guinea --
pt. 1. Cannibalism and the Rites of Death. 3. Gimi Cannibalism in History and in Myth. 4. The Death of a Man in His Prime. 5. The Death of a Man, Part II: Women Convert the Man to Decorations --
pt. 2. Women's Work and the World They Hide. 6. "Songs Hold the Spirit": Garden Magic, Blood Songs, and the Nature of Women's Work. 7. Theories of Conception: Alternative Outcomes in an Intrauterine Scenario. 8. Rituals of Childhood Death and Birth: Men's First Exchanges Outside the Mother --
pt. 3. Marriage and Male Initiation. 9. The Myth of the Flutes and Principles of Exchange --
pt. 4. The World of Sorcery. 10. "Only Men Understand Sorcery" 11. The Rites of Cure. 12. Myth as Ultimate Reality --
Appendix: Kinship Terminology. 12. Glossary of Gimi Terms.
Responsibility: Gillian Gillison.
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