The return of the bride : affiliation and alliance on Buru
On the island of Burn in the Indonesian province of Maluku certain social groups, called noro, play a very prominent role in society as do similar groups in many other societies of eastern Indonesia.1 Every individual in Buru society belongs to a noro and at any given point in time he or she can only belong to one noro. The noro an individual belongs to is the primary source of his or her social identity and prescribes relationships and interaction with other individuals and groups in...[Show more]
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