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Little People, Ghosts and the Anthropology of the Good

Tomlinson, Matthew


Although ghosts might not be found universally, as Laura Bohannon observed in her classic article on the Tiv of West Africa (Bohannon 1966), they are undeniably popular. As embodied figures of culturally contoured anxieties about death experiences, ghosts tend to make excellent subjects for stories. Narratively, they spring to life, whether doing so as alternative forms of kin (Kwon 2008), patrollers of boundaries (Taylor 2014), voices of political truth and legitimacy (Greenblatt 1999),...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Polynesian Society


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