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Headhunting and the social imagination in Southeast Asia

Author: Janet Hoskins
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book brings together material on headhunting from several Southeast Asia societies, examines its cultural contexts, and relates them to colonial history, violence, and ritual.

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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Hoskins
ISBN: 0804725756 9780804725750
OCLC Number: 469267226
Description: vi, 296 s. : illustrations, kort
Contents: Contributors; 1. Introduction: headhunting as practice and trope Janet Hoskins; 2. Lyric, history, and allegory, or the end of headhunting ritual in upland Sulawesi Kenneth M. George; 3. Headtaking and the consolidation of political power in the early Brunei state Allen R. Maxwell; 4. Severed heads that germinate the state: history, politics, and headhunting in Southwest Timor Andrew McWilliam; 5. Buaya headhunting and its ritual: notes from a headhunting feast in Northern Luzon Jules De Raedt; 6. Telling violence in the Meratus mountains Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing; 7. The heritage of headhunting: history, ideology and violence on Sumba, 1890-1990 Janet Hoskins; 8. Images of headhunting Peter Metcalf; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Janet Hoskins.

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