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Omalyce : an ethnography of the Ikwaye view of the cosmos

Mimica, Jadran F


This ethnographic interpretation of the Ikwaye view of the cosmos is based on the following presuppositions: a) human experience of the world as a whole (cosmos) is an a priori ontological fact ; b) a view of the cosmos is a cultural construct expressing the metaphysical conception human beings have of their relation with the social and natural world. For the Ikwaye the cosmos is an anthropomorphic realm envisaged as the body of the male creator Omalyce. The main focus of the thesis is...[Show more]

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Date published: 1981
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d74e12bdf76c


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