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Title The potent dead : ancestors, saints and heroes in contemporary Indonesia / edited by Henri Chambert-Loir and Anthony Reid
Published Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Asian Studies Association of Australia in association with Allen & Unwin and University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu, 2002


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Description xxvi, 243 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm
Series Southeast Asia publications series
Southeast Asia publications series.
Contents Introduction / Henri Chambert-Loir and Anthony Reid -- 1. Castrated dead: the making of un-ancestors among the Aoheng, and some considerations on death and ancestors in Borneo / Bernard Sellato -- 2. How to hold a tiwah: the potency of the dead and deathways among Ngaju Dayaks / Anne Schiller -- 3. Witnessing the creation of ancestors in Laboya (West Sumba, Eastern Indonesia) / Danielle C. Geirnaert -- 4. Reciprocity, death and the regeneration of life and plants in Nusa Penida (Bali) / Rodolfo A. Giambelli -- 5. Remembering our dead: the care of the ancestors in Tana Toraja / Elizabeth Coville -- 6. Island of the Dead. Why do Bataks erect tugu? / Anthony Reid
Summary Assesses the indigenous systems of belief in the spirits of ancestors and examines the continuing interactions of the spirit world with formal religion. Often the potent dead coexist as a private dimension of everyday religious practice
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography pages 220-236
Subject Death -- Social aspects -- Indonesia.
Ethnology -- Indonesia.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Indonesia.
Cemeteries -- Indonesia.
Death -- Symbolic aspects -- Indonesia.
Ancestor worship -- Indonesia.
Indonesia -- Religious life and customs.
Indonesia -- Social life and customs.
Author Chambert-Loir, Henri.
Reid, Anthony, 1939-
Asian Studies Association of Australia.
LC no. 2001057018
ISBN 1865087394 :
Other Titles Ancestors, saints and heroes in contemporary Indonesia