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The Resource After the ancestors : an anthropologist's story, Andrew Beatty

After the ancestors : an anthropologist's story, Andrew Beatty

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After the ancestors : an anthropologist's story
Title
After the ancestors
Title remainder
an anthropologist's story
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Beatty
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"After the Ancestors The passage from pagan to Christian and tribesman to citizen has been exhaustively documented, but the people who make up that story have mostly been written out of it. This account, set in Nias, Indonesia, captures the human dilemmas attending the world- historical transformation from tribalism to modernity. The author allows the complexity of the issues - the hold of the past on the present, perspectives on life and death, vengeance and morality - to emerge through dramatic encounters. Innovative and personally challenging, this book is about a radically different world and the search for a common humanity that underlies cultural difference. It is also about the process of coming to understand another society and the formation of an anthropologist. Interweaving a gripping narrative of fieldwork with the drama of life in a tribal society in extremis, this book is essential reading for students of anthropology and the general reader alike"--
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Beatty, Andrew
Dewey number
305.899/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS632.N52
LC item number
B43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
New departures in anthropology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Niasese (Indonesian people)
  • Niasese (Indonesian people)
  • Beatty, Andrew
  • Nias Island (Indonesia)
  • Nias Island (Indonesia)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
Label
After the ancestors : an anthropologist's story, Andrew Beatty
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Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface -- People -- Prologue -- 1. The statue -- 2. House key -- 3. Among women -- 4. Blood brothers -- 5. Daggers and debutants -- 6. Stormy Sunday -- 7. Three things that matter -- 8. The making of great men -- 9. A game of chess -- 10. Cholera song -- 11. Progress -- 12. Brothers and strangers -- 13. Exile and return -- 14. Field work -- 15. The chicken's neck -- 16. Good deaths and bad deaths -- 17. First family -- 18. Blessing -- 19. Half an egg -- 20. Waiting -- 21. Death of a chief -- 22. Ama Jonah at bay -- 23. Unravelling -- 24. The ethnographer and his double -- Epilogue
Control code
904942402
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 372 pages
Isbn
9781107477407
Lccn
2014049677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)904942402
Label
After the ancestors : an anthropologist's story, Andrew Beatty
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface -- People -- Prologue -- 1. The statue -- 2. House key -- 3. Among women -- 4. Blood brothers -- 5. Daggers and debutants -- 6. Stormy Sunday -- 7. Three things that matter -- 8. The making of great men -- 9. A game of chess -- 10. Cholera song -- 11. Progress -- 12. Brothers and strangers -- 13. Exile and return -- 14. Field work -- 15. The chicken's neck -- 16. Good deaths and bad deaths -- 17. First family -- 18. Blessing -- 19. Half an egg -- 20. Waiting -- 21. Death of a chief -- 22. Ama Jonah at bay -- 23. Unravelling -- 24. The ethnographer and his double -- Epilogue
Control code
904942402
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 372 pages
Isbn
9781107477407
Lccn
2014049677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)904942402

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