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The Resource Nuaulu Religious Practices; The frequency and reproduction of rituals in a Moluccan society, (electronic book)

Nuaulu Religious Practices; The frequency and reproduction of rituals in a Moluccan society, (electronic book)

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Nuaulu Religious Practices; The frequency and reproduction of rituals in a Moluccan society
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Nuaulu Religious Practices; The frequency and reproduction of rituals in a Moluccan society
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eng
Summary
  • How religious practices are reproduced has become a major theoretical issue. This work examines data on Nuaulu ritual performances collected over a 30 year period, comparing different categories of event in terms of frequency and periodicity. It seeks to identify the influencing factors and the consequences for continuity. Such an approach enables a focus on related issues: variation in performance, how rituals change in relation to material and social conditions, the connections between different ritual types, the way these interact as cycles, and the extent to which fidelity of transmission is underpinned by a common model or repertoire of elements. This monograph brings to completion a long-term study of the religious behaviour of the Nuaulu, a people of the island of Seram in the Indonesian province of Maluku. Ethnographically, it is important for several reasons: the Nuaulu are one of the few animist societies remaining on Seram; the data emphasize patterns of practices in a part of Indonesia where studies have hitherto been more concerned with meaning and symbolic classification; and because Nuaulu live in an area where recent political tension has been between Christians and Muslims. Nuaulu are, paradoxically, both caught between these two groups, and apart from them. Roy Ellen is Professor of Anthropology and Human Ecology at the University of Kent, a Fellow of The British Academy, and was president of the Royal Anthropological Institute between 2007 and 2011. He was trained at the London School of Economics and at the University of Leiden. Among his other books are The cultural relations of classification (on Nuaulu animal categories) and On the edge of the Banda zone (on trade in east Seram)
  • Subject term: Society and social sciences
  • Subject term: religion
  • Subject term: religious practices
  • Subject term: religious tension
  • Subject term: rituals
  • Subject term: sociology
  • Subject term: ethnography
  • Subject term: Maluku
  • Subject term: Indonesia
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Ellen, Roy
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English
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  • Nuaulu (Indonesian people)
  • Nuaulu (Indonesian people)
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Maluku (Indonesia)
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Nuaulu Religious Practices; The frequency and reproduction of rituals in a Moluccan society, (electronic book)
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text
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rdacontent
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421930
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1 electronic resource (xxviii, 356 p.)
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online
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9789067183918
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Label
Nuaulu Religious Practices; The frequency and reproduction of rituals in a Moluccan society, (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
421930
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 electronic resource (xxviii, 356 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789067183918
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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unknown
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unknown sound
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