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Intersecting cosmologies : Kalinga morality, misfortune, ritual, and religious change

Shedden, Rikardo


This thesis examines a rural Kalinga, northern Luzon, people's contemporary religious assertions and practices. In particular it explores the cosmological principles that shape much of Kalinga quotidian domestic activity. Kalinga society is configured relative to an ethicized cosmology in which persistent sickness and serious injury are commonly taken as retribution from a transcendent Other (either indigenous spirits or God) for an individual's moral transgressions. The understanding that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d514a444f495


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