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Small sacrifices : religious change and cultural identity among the Ngaju of Indonesia

Author: Anne Schiller
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Series: OUP E-Books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This ethnographic study shows how the Ngaju Dyaks, rain forest dwellers of Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) are responding to modernity. It depicts how they are attempting to fashion a modern identity for themselves, especially by remodelling their indigenous religion.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Schiller, Anne (Anne Louise).
Small sacrifices.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
(DLC) 96020913
(OCoLC)34663375
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Schiller
ISBN: 0585238235 9780585238234 9780195357325 0195357329 9786610451067 6610451060
OCLC Number: 45727329
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 178 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Introduction. The Ngaju "Death Cult" The "Ngaju" People and the Ngaju Region. Tiwah and the Issue of Ritual Acceptability. Kaharingan Ritual and Ngaju Identity. Some Implications of Religious Change in Central Kalimantan --
2. Death Begins. The Rituals Today. The Three Stages of Mortuary Ritual. Souls and Life Forces. Ritual Specialists. The Mortuary Cycle: Death and Primary Treatment. The Mortuary Cycle: Informing the Deceased --
3. Journey to the Village of Souls. Preparations for Tiwah. The Start of Tiwah. Ritual Specialists at Tiwah. The Cosmos Unlocked: Souls and Remains Are Treated --
4. Order and Anti-Order in Natural and Supernatural Worlds. Transgression of Hadat. The Origin of Hadat. Hadat and the Inhabitants of Upper- and Lowerworlds. Hadat and Jungle-Dwelling Beings. Hadat and Conceptualizations of Kinship. Marriage and Avoidance. Maintaining Order in Natural and Supernatural Worlds. Tiwah as a Template for Social Relations --
5. Hindu Kaharingan in the New Order.
Series Title: OUP E-Books.
Responsibility: Anne Schiller.
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