The Resource Fluid ontologies : myth, ritual, and philosophy in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, edited by L.R. Goldman, C. Ballard

Fluid ontologies : myth, ritual, and philosophy in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, edited by L.R. Goldman, C. Ballard

Label
Fluid ontologies : myth, ritual, and philosophy in the highlands of Papua New Guinea
Title
Fluid ontologies
Title remainder
myth, ritual, and philosophy in the highlands of Papua New Guinea
Statement of responsibility
edited by L.R. Goldman, C. Ballard
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In developing regions of the world, understanding how indigenous populations manifest their worldviews is imperative before implementing new social policies. Building on three decades of studies of Melanesia by ethnologists, the authors argue that these societies' worldviews assume that the process of flow between events, rather than the nature of the events, is critical to a model of human sociality
Dewey number
306/.09953
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN671.N5
LC item number
F58 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Fluid ontologies : myth, ritual, and philosophy in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, edited by L.R. Goldman, C. Ballard
Publication
Note
Based on a conference held at the University of Queensland's Emmanuel College in Brisbane, in Sept. 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • glg
Contents
Introduction. Fire and Water: Fluid Ontologies in Melanesian Myth / L. R. Goldman, J. Duffield and C. Ballard -- 1. Hand, Voice and Myth in Papua New Guinea / J. F. Weiner -- 2. Sacrifice and Sociality: A Duna Ritual Track / A. Strathern -- 3. Sacrifice and Regeneration among Ipilis: The View from Tipinini / A. Biersack -- 4. The Sun by Night: Huli Moral Topography and Myths of a Time of Darkness / C. Ballard -- 5. A Trickster for All Seasons: The Huli Iba Tiri / L. R. Goldman -- 6. Myths of Containment, Myths of Extension: Creating Relations across Boundaries / L. Josephides -- 7. How the World Turns Upside Down: Changing Geographies of Power and Spiritual Influence among the Gebusi / B. M. Knauft
Control code
000022702653
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 172 p.
Isbn
9780897895514
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97031517
Other physical details
ill., maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b18301332
System control number
  • 33217007206411
  • (OCoLC)37560801

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