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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
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Gender, ritual and social formation in West Papua; A configurational analysis comparing Kamoro and Asmat
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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
  • Subject term: Society and social sciences
  • Subject term: Politics and government
  • Subject term: Oceanic studies
  • Subject term: Indonesia
  • Subject term: Papua culture
  • Subject term: gender studies
  • Subject term: anthropology
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Pouwer, Jan
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English
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  • Mimika (Indonesian people)
  • Asmat (Indonesian people)
  • Sex role
  • Ritual
  • Ethnology
  • Papua Barat (Indonesia)
  • Papua Barat (Indonesia)
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Gender, ritual and social formation in West Papua; A configurational analysis comparing Kamoro and Asmat, (electronic book)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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353252
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1 electronic resource (xii + 300 p.)
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one file format
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online
Isbn
9789067183253
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Gender, ritual and social formation in West Papua; A configurational analysis comparing Kamoro and Asmat, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
353252
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 electronic resource (xii + 300 p.)
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

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