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A line to heaven : the Gamagai religious imagination

Dabrowski, Wojciech Zbigniew


The thesis is an ethnography and interpretation of the Gamagai people's response to the Catholic mission in Rulna, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea. The Gamagai saw the mission the way they viewed their own social universe, i.e. in a holistic manner in which individual conduct and the resultant health or sickness, personal success or defeat were interwoven in mutually reactive relationships with the ghosts and spirits. The Gamagai assumed a degree of responsibility and...[Show more]

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Date published: 1991
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d74e2b58badb


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