Dancing through Time: A Sepik Cosmology by Borut Telban

Dancing through Time: A Sepik Cosmology

byBorut Telban

Hardcover | September 1, 1998

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Dancing through Time presents a rich and incisive analysis of person, time, and identity among the Karawari speakers of Ambonwari village in the East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, through the examination of everyday practices, language, social institutions, kinship, myths, spirit-things,rituals, and dances. In addition to its descriptive value, the book offers a fresh theoretical approach to the study of Melanesian cultures.

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Borut Telban is a Research Fellow at Scientific Research Centre of the Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts.

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Title:Dancing through Time: A Sepik CosmologyFormat:HardcoverPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198233760

ISBN - 13:9780198233763

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Ambonwari: The Way of the Village2. Person, Time, and Identity3. Social Institutions4. Kinship and Marriage5. Myth and Identity6. Spirits7. Transformation and PresentationConclusionBibliographyGlossary

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`a fascinating though difficult discourse on the cosmology of the Karawari-speaking Ambonwari.'B M du Toit, Choice,