A Borneo Journey into Death : Berawan Eschatology from Its Rituals (Computer file, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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A Borneo Journey into Death : Berawan Eschatology from Its Rituals

Author: Peter Metcalf
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. University of Pennsylvania Press [2017] © 1982
Series: SYMBOL AND CULTURE
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : Reprint 2016View all editions and formats
Summary:
The unusual and symbolically complex funerary rites of the Berawan of central Borneo are here analyzed in the first such full-length study based on modern ethnographic research. Metcalf demonstrates how the ritual sand social organization of death serve as a crucial point of entry into the cosmology of a non-Western culture.
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Metcalf
ISBN: 9781512818079 1512818070 9780812278491 0812278496
OCLC Number: 1165578338
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 Online-Ressource : 19 illus.
Series Title: SYMBOL AND CULTURE
Responsibility: Peter Metcalf.

Abstract:

The unusual and symbolically complex funerary rites of the Berawan of central Borneo are here analyzed in the first such full-length study based on modern ethnographic research. Metcalf demonstrates how the ritual sand social organization of death serve as a crucial point of entry into the cosmology of a non-Western culture.

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