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Cult ritual and social organisation among the Mianmin

Gardner, Donald Stanley; Gell, Alfred


The thesis is an analysis of the relationship between rituals of the male cult and social organisation among the Mianmin of the West Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea. More specifically, i t deals with the West Mianmin, who live in the valleys of the major tributaries of the August River which flows out of the northern fringes of the central mountains. The Mianmin are hunter-horticulturalists whose main staple is taro. They are a widely dispersed group making use of large areas...[Show more]

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Date published: 1981
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d73972ab4b01


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