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The Resource Shooting the sun : ritual and meaning in West Sepik, edited by Bernard Juillerat

Shooting the sun : ritual and meaning in West Sepik, edited by Bernard Juillerat

Label
Shooting the sun : ritual and meaning in West Sepik
Title
Shooting the sun
Title remainder
ritual and meaning in West Sepik
Statement of responsibility
edited by Bernard Juillerat
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Shooting the Sun reinterprets the Ida ritual of the Umeda society of Papua New Guinea, described in Alfred Gell's modern classic Metamorphosis of the Cassowaries: Umeda Society, Language and Ritual (1975). Bernard Juillerat and eight other distinguished scholars, including Gell, apply a range of theoretical constructs - Freudian, Marxist, gender-based, and Lacanian, among others - to Ida ceremonies and the similar Yangis ritual of the neighboring Yafar people." "Shooting the Sun begins with Juillerat's description and analysis of the Yangis ritual. Drawing on a secret exegesis provided by Yafar experts, Juillerat interprets the Ida-Yangis rituals as a reformulation of the oedipal ontogenetic scenario, with shooting arrows toward the sun as the ritual's finale, representing a decisive separation from the mother's womb (the earth) and the appropriation of the mother's breast (the sun)." "Five anthropologists and two psychoanalysts - including Andre Green, Francois Manenti, Marilyn Strathern, Richard Werbner, and Roy Wagner - comment on Juillerat's and Gell's analyses. Juillerat assesses the proposed theoretical concepts, reconsidering Yangis and the mythology that sustains it in light of this assessment and providing some recently uncovered ethnographic material. Shooting the Sun is significant both for the ethnographic data it contains and for the theoretical sophistication it displays."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DU740.42
LC item number
.S5 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Juillerat, Bernard
Series statement
Smithsonian series in ethnographic inquiry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yafar (Papua New Guinean people)
  • Umeda (Papua New Guinean people)
  • Symbolism
Label
Shooting the sun : ritual and meaning in West Sepik, edited by Bernard Juillerat
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in cooperation with the Ministère des affaires étrangères, Paris."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-301) and 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
"The mother's brother is the breast" / Bernard Juillerat -- Under the sign of the Cassowary / Alfred Gell -- The Oedipus complex as "Mutterkomplex" / André Green -- Yangis / François Manenti -- The mother's brother's child / Marilyn Strathern -- The imagery keeps its scale / Roy Wagner -- On dialectical versions / Richard P. Werbner -- Revelation and concealment in the cultural orgainization of meaning / Donald Tuzin -- Exegesis, comparison, and interpretation / Andrew Strathern
Control code
25413505
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9781560981688
Lccn
92004511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1102789
Label
Shooting the sun : ritual and meaning in West Sepik, edited by Bernard Juillerat
Publication
Note
"Published in cooperation with the Ministère des affaires étrangères, Paris."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-301) and 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
"The mother's brother is the breast" / Bernard Juillerat -- Under the sign of the Cassowary / Alfred Gell -- The Oedipus complex as "Mutterkomplex" / André Green -- Yangis / François Manenti -- The mother's brother's child / Marilyn Strathern -- The imagery keeps its scale / Roy Wagner -- On dialectical versions / Richard P. Werbner -- Revelation and concealment in the cultural orgainization of meaning / Donald Tuzin -- Exegesis, comparison, and interpretation / Andrew Strathern
Control code
25413505
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9781560981688
Lccn
92004511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1102789

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