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Small sacrifices [electronic resource] : religious change and cultural identity among the Ngaju of Indonesia / Anne Schiller.

By: Schiller, Anne (Anne Louise).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997Description: 1 online resource (xii, 178 pages) : illustrations, maps.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0585238235 (electronic bk.); 9780585238234 (electronic bk.); 9780195357325 (electronic bk.); 0195357329 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Ngaju (Indonesian people) -- Religion | RELIGION -- Ethnic & Tribal | Dajaks | Godsdiensten | Culturele identiteit | Ngaju (peuple d'Indon�esie) -- Religion | Religion | Kulturwandel | NgadjuGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Small sacrifices.DDC classification: 299/.92 Other classification: 11.98 | 73.55 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Introduction. The Ngaju "Death Cult" The "Ngaju" People and the Ngaju Region. Tiwah and the Issue of Ritual Acceptability. Kaharingan Ritual and Ngaju Identity. Some Implications of Religious Change in Central Kalimantan -- 2. Death Begins. The Rituals Today. The Three Stages of Mortuary Ritual. Souls and Life Forces. Ritual Specialists. The Mortuary Cycle: Death and Primary Treatment. The Mortuary Cycle: Informing the Deceased -- 3. Journey to the Village of Souls. Preparations for Tiwah. The Start of Tiwah. Ritual Specialists at Tiwah. The Cosmos Unlocked: Souls and Remains Are Treated -- 4. Order and Anti-Order in Natural and Supernatural Worlds. Transgression of Hadat. The Origin of Hadat. Hadat and the Inhabitants of Upper- and Lowerworlds. Hadat and Jungle-Dwelling Beings. Hadat and Conceptualizations of Kinship. Marriage and Avoidance. Maintaining Order in Natural and Supernatural Worlds. Tiwah as a Template for Social Relations -- 5. Hindu Kaharingan in the New Order.
Action note: digitized 2010 committed to preserveSummary: This ethnographic study shows how the Ngaju Dyaks, rain forest dwellers of Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) are responding to modernity. It depicts how they are attempting to fashion a modern identity for themselves, especially by remodelling their indigenous religion.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-173) and index.

1. Introduction. The Ngaju "Death Cult" The "Ngaju" People and the Ngaju Region. Tiwah and the Issue of Ritual Acceptability. Kaharingan Ritual and Ngaju Identity. Some Implications of Religious Change in Central Kalimantan -- 2. Death Begins. The Rituals Today. The Three Stages of Mortuary Ritual. Souls and Life Forces. Ritual Specialists. The Mortuary Cycle: Death and Primary Treatment. The Mortuary Cycle: Informing the Deceased -- 3. Journey to the Village of Souls. Preparations for Tiwah. The Start of Tiwah. Ritual Specialists at Tiwah. The Cosmos Unlocked: Souls and Remains Are Treated -- 4. Order and Anti-Order in Natural and Supernatural Worlds. Transgression of Hadat. The Origin of Hadat. Hadat and the Inhabitants of Upper- and Lowerworlds. Hadat and Jungle-Dwelling Beings. Hadat and Conceptualizations of Kinship. Marriage and Avoidance. Maintaining Order in Natural and Supernatural Worlds. Tiwah as a Template for Social Relations -- 5. Hindu Kaharingan in the New Order.

This ethnographic study shows how the Ngaju Dyaks, rain forest dwellers of Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) are responding to modernity. It depicts how they are attempting to fashion a modern identity for themselves, especially by remodelling their indigenous religion.

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