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The pursuit of prosperity and blessing : social life and symbolic action on Buru Island, Eastern Indonesia

Grimes, Barbara D


This thesis is an ethnographic analysis based on fieldwork among the 'mountain people' of the interior of Burn, an island located in the present-day province of Maluku in the Republic of Indonesia. Interested in 'metaphors for living' I found important Burn metaphors refer to botanic 'roots’ and 'tips'. The conceptualization of botanic growth as the consequence of life being transmitted from roots to new leaf-tips also applies to the Burn social world. This study details the Burn 'quest...[Show more]

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Date published: 1993
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d70f0ad6aaa9


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