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Stealing with the eyes : imaginings and incantations in Indonesia

Author: Will Buckingham
Publisher: London : Haus Publishing, 2018. ℗♭2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Will Buckingham travelled to Tanimbar Islands (Indonesia) as a trainee anthropologist to meet three remarkable sculptors: the crippled Matias Fatruan, the buffalo hunter Abraham Amelwatin, and Damianus Masele, who was skilled in black magic, but who abstained out of Christian principle. Part memoir, part travel-writing, Stealing with the Eyes is the story of these men, and also of how stumbling into a world of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
9781909961432
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Will Buckingham
ISBN: 9781909961425 1909961426 9781909961432 1909961434
OCLC Number: 1048604128
Description: 230 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Barang Aneh --
Strange things: 1. An exorcism of sorts --
2. Shit-baby --
3. Outsiders --
Part II. Jaman Purba --
The ancient age: 4. Beginnings --
5. Anthropologists and thieves --
6. Three times --
7. Anchorages --
Part III. Jaman Pertengahan --
The age of ancestors: 8. Whistlin' past the graveyard --
9. Walut --
10. Buffalo killer --
11. Octopus --
12. Mandi Adat --
Part IV. Jaman Moderen --
The modern age: 13. The old songs --
14. Selling history --
15. Hearts of darkness --
16. Mirror images --
Part V. Mandi Adat --
Ritual law bathing: 17. Arrival and departure --
18. A questionable enterprise --
19. Unfinished business.
Responsibility: Will Buckingham.

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Will Buckingham travelled to Tanimbar Islands (Indonesia) as a trainee anthropologist to meet three remarkable sculptors.  Read more...

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