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

Author: Anne Schiller
Publisher: New York : Oxford Univ. Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Schiller
ISBN: 019509557X 9780195095579 0195095588 9780195095586
OCLC Number: 231706227
Description: XII, 178 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten
Contents: 1: IntroductionThe Ngaju "Death Cult"The "Ngaju" People and the Ngaju RegionTiwah and the Issue of Ritual AcceptabilityKaharingan Ritual and Ngaju IdentitySome Implications of Religious Change in Central Kalimantan2: Death BeginsThe Rituals TodayThe Three Stages of Mortuary RitualSouls and Life ForcesRitual SpecialistsThe Mortuary Cycle: Death and Primary TreatmentThe Mortuary Cycle: Informing the DeceasedJourney to the Village of SoulsPreparations for TiwahThe Start of TiwahRitual Specialists at TiwahThe Cosmos Unlocked: Souls and Remains Are TreatedOrder and Anti-Order in Natural and Supernatural Worlds: Transgression of HadatThe Origin of HadatHadat and the Inhabitants of Upper- and LowerworldsHadat and the Jungle-Dwelling Beings
Responsibility: Anne Schiller.
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