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