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The Resource Ways of Baloma : rethinking magic and kinship from the Trobriands, Mark S. Mosko ; with Tabalu Pulayasi Daniel [and 3 others] ; foreword by Eduardo Viveiros de Castro

Ways of Baloma : rethinking magic and kinship from the Trobriands, Mark S. Mosko ; with Tabalu Pulayasi Daniel [and 3 others] ; foreword by Eduardo Viveiros de Castro

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Ways of Baloma : rethinking magic and kinship from the Trobriands
Title
Ways of Baloma
Title remainder
rethinking magic and kinship from the Trobriands
Statement of responsibility
Mark S. Mosko ; with Tabalu Pulayasi Daniel [and 3 others] ; foreword by Eduardo Viveiros de Castro
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Rethinking magic and kinship from the Trobriands
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Language
eng
Summary
"Bronislaw Malinowski’s path-breaking research in the Trobriand Islands shaped much of modern anthropology’s disciplinary paradigm. Yet many conundrums remain. For example, Malinowski asserted that baloma spirits of the dead were responsible for procreation but had limited influence on their living descendants in magic and other matters, claims largely unchallenged by subsequent field investigators, until now. Based on extended fieldwork at Omarakana village—home of the Tabalu “Paramount Chief”—Mark S. Mosko argues instead that these and virtually all contexts of indigenous sociality are conceived as sacrificial reciprocities between the mirror worlds that baloma and humans inhabit." -- Publisher's description
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1948-
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Mosko, Mark S.
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Daniel, Tablu Pulaysi
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The Malinowski monographs
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  • Ethnology
  • Trobriand Islands (Papua New Guinea)
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Ways of Baloma : rethinking magic and kinship from the Trobriands, Mark S. Mosko ; with Tabalu Pulayasi Daniel [and 3 others] ; foreword by Eduardo Viveiros de Castro
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-454) and indexes
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volume
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Contents
Introduction: on magical images, powers, and persons -- Theoretical orientations: partibility and participation -- The magical powers of baloma -- Baloma creations and procreations -- Bwekasa: the life-giving sacrificial rites of Trobriander, living and deceased -- Cycles of reproduction and reincarnation as Bwekasa sacrifice -- Taboos, totems, and Tuma -- The supreme puzzle: Suvasova incest, rank, marriage alliance, and chiefly endogamy -- Conclusion: analogy, homology, and changing ways of baloma
Control code
ocn975486360
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxxvii, 473 pages
Isbn
9780997367560
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975486360
Label
Ways of Baloma : rethinking magic and kinship from the Trobriands, Mark S. Mosko ; with Tabalu Pulayasi Daniel [and 3 others] ; foreword by Eduardo Viveiros de Castro
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-454) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: on magical images, powers, and persons -- Theoretical orientations: partibility and participation -- The magical powers of baloma -- Baloma creations and procreations -- Bwekasa: the life-giving sacrificial rites of Trobriander, living and deceased -- Cycles of reproduction and reincarnation as Bwekasa sacrifice -- Taboos, totems, and Tuma -- The supreme puzzle: Suvasova incest, rank, marriage alliance, and chiefly endogamy -- Conclusion: analogy, homology, and changing ways of baloma
Control code
ocn975486360
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxxvii, 473 pages
Isbn
9780997367560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975486360

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