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  • ISBN: 9780226293806
  • ISBN10: 0226293807

Between Culture and Fantasy a New Guinea Highlands Mythology

by Gillian Gillison

  • List Price: $121.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 01/01/1993
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Photographs Figures Preface Acknowledgments Note on Orthography Introduction 1. The Argument among Myths 2. The Gimi of Highland New Guinea Part One: Cannibalism and the Rites of Death 3. Gimi Cannibalism in History and in Myth 4. The Death of a Man in His Prime 5. The Death of a Man, Part II: Women Convert the Man to Decorations Part Two: Women's Work and the World They Hide 6. "Songs Hold the Spirit": Garden Magic, Blood Songs, and the Nature of Women's Work 7. Theories of Conception: Alternative Outcomes in a Intrauterine Scenario 8. Rituals of Childhood Death and Birth: Men's First Exchanges Outside the Mother Part Three: Marriage and Male Initiation 9. The Myth of the Flutes and Principles of Exchange Part Four: The World of Sorcery 10. "Only Men Understand Sorcery" 11. The Rites of Cure Conclusion 12. Myth as Ultimate Reality Appendix: Kinship Terminology Glossary of Gimi Terms Bibliography Index
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