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The Resource Gender, ritual and social formation in West Papua ; A configurational analysis comparing Kamoro and Asmat, (electronic book)

Gender, ritual and social formation in West Papua ; A configurational analysis comparing Kamoro and Asmat, (electronic book)

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Gender, ritual and social formation in West Papua ; A configurational analysis comparing Kamoro and Asmat
Title
Gender, ritual and social formation in West Papua ; A configurational analysis comparing Kamoro and Asmat
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This study, based on a lifelong involvement with New Guinea, compares the culture of the Kamoro (18,000 people) with that of their eastern neighbours, the Asmat (40,000), both living on the south coast of West Papua, Indonesia. The comparison, showing substantial differences as well as striking similarities, contributes to a deeper understanding of both cultures. Part I looks at Kamoro society and culture through the window of its ritual cycle, framed by gender. Part II widens the view, offering in a comparative fashion a more detailed analysis of the socio-political and cosmo-mythological setting of the Kamoro and the Asmat rituals. Next is a systematic comparison of the rituals. The comparison includes a cross-cultural, structural analysis of relevant myths. This publication is of interest to scholars and students in Oceanic studies and those drawn to the comparative study of cultures. Jan Pouwer (1924) started his career as a government anthropologist in West New Guinea in the 1950s and 1960s, with periods of intensive fieldwork, in particular among the Kamoro. A distinguished anthropologist, he held professorships at universities around the world
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Cataloging source
OAPEN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pouwer, Jan
Dewey number
953.0049912
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
DU744.35.M55
LC item number
P68 2010
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde
Series volume
258
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mimika (Indonesian people)
  • Asmat (Indonesian people)
  • Sex role
  • Ritual
  • Ethnology
  • Papua Barat (Indonesia)
  • Papua Barat (Indonesia)
Label
Gender, ritual and social formation in West Papua ; A configurational analysis comparing Kamoro and Asmat, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes glossary, bibliographical references (pages 281-288) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ceremony marking the end of mourning
  • Ritual cleansing and cancellation of food taboos
  • House of the corpse ceremony
  • Spirit platform ritual
  • Lifting the head-covering
  • pt. Two
  • The Kamoro in relation to the Asmat
  • VI.
  • The theory of comparison and the context of the rituals
  • The theory
  • The second stage
  • Languages
  • Sago stands, riverine, marine and horticultural resources
  • Types of kinship and descent
  • Residential aggregates and political affiliations
  • Pervasiveness of dual organization
  • Cosmology
  • VII.
  • Ema Kame and Emak Cem
  • Ema Kame/Emak Cem and myth
  • Ema Kame/Emak Cem and ritual
  • Demonstrating skills
  • Comparison
  • VIII.
  • Honouring the dead Display and performance
  • The myth
  • The ritual
  • The masquerade
  • Donning the armbands
  • The third stage
  • Providing the insignia of manhood
  • V.
  • Marking death
  • Critical illness, passing away and mourning
  • Disposal of the dead and bereavement
  • The story of Seitakap
  • The story of Mbish, the ideal wife
  • Comments
  • The rituals
  • Comments
  • XI.
  • Asmat headhunting and the initiation of male adolescents
  • The myths
  • The ritual
  • Prelude
  • IX.
  • The raid
  • The initiation
  • Identifying with the dead: the first stage of male initiation
  • The ritual recognition of adolescence
  • XII.
  • Conclusions
  • XIII.
  • Epilogue
  • Continuity in discontinuity: the current situation
  • Contemporary Kamoro ceremonies
  • Male to female Social opposition versus communal solidarity
  • The myths
  • The rituals
  • Conclusions
  • X.
  • Initiating young males and commemorating the dead On nose piercing and spirit poles
  • The myths: a summary
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 300 pages).
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789067183253
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
  • (OCoLC)808384659
  • ocn808384659
Label
Gender, ritual and social formation in West Papua ; A configurational analysis comparing Kamoro and Asmat, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes glossary, bibliographical references (pages 281-288) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ceremony marking the end of mourning
  • Ritual cleansing and cancellation of food taboos
  • House of the corpse ceremony
  • Spirit platform ritual
  • Lifting the head-covering
  • pt. Two
  • The Kamoro in relation to the Asmat
  • VI.
  • The theory of comparison and the context of the rituals
  • The theory
  • The second stage
  • Languages
  • Sago stands, riverine, marine and horticultural resources
  • Types of kinship and descent
  • Residential aggregates and political affiliations
  • Pervasiveness of dual organization
  • Cosmology
  • VII.
  • Ema Kame and Emak Cem
  • Ema Kame/Emak Cem and myth
  • Ema Kame/Emak Cem and ritual
  • Demonstrating skills
  • Comparison
  • VIII.
  • Honouring the dead Display and performance
  • The myth
  • The ritual
  • The masquerade
  • Donning the armbands
  • The third stage
  • Providing the insignia of manhood
  • V.
  • Marking death
  • Critical illness, passing away and mourning
  • Disposal of the dead and bereavement
  • The story of Seitakap
  • The story of Mbish, the ideal wife
  • Comments
  • The rituals
  • Comments
  • XI.
  • Asmat headhunting and the initiation of male adolescents
  • The myths
  • The ritual
  • Prelude
  • IX.
  • The raid
  • The initiation
  • Identifying with the dead: the first stage of male initiation
  • The ritual recognition of adolescence
  • XII.
  • Conclusions
  • XIII.
  • Epilogue
  • Continuity in discontinuity: the current situation
  • Contemporary Kamoro ceremonies
  • Male to female Social opposition versus communal solidarity
  • The myths
  • The rituals
  • Conclusions
  • X.
  • Initiating young males and commemorating the dead On nose piercing and spirit poles
  • The myths: a summary
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 300 pages).
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789067183253
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
  • (OCoLC)808384659
  • ocn808384659

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