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Author Mosko, Mark S., 1948- author

Title 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
Published Chicago : Hau Books, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxvii, 473 pages) : illustrations, map
Series The Malinowski monographs
Malinowski monographs series
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-454) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Ethnology -- Papua New Guinea -- Trobriand Islands
Trobriand Islands (Papua New Guinea) -- Social life and customs
Papua New Guinea -- Trobriand Islands.
Form Electronic book
Author Daniel, Tablu Pulaysi, contributor
ISBN 1912808226 (electronic bk.)
9781912808229 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Rethinking magic and kinship from the Trobriands