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Pig Sacrifices, Mobility and the Ritual Recreation of Community Among the Amis of Taiwan

Yeh, Shu-Ling


Based on fieldwork in several Austronesian-speaking Amis villages of Taiwan, this article explores the importance of ritual as a nexus for reproducing locality and relatedness in an era of high mobility. Amis pig sacrifices, as ritual exchanges with the ancestors, are a traditionally generative source of life, social identity and village solidarity. Today associated with gendered and generational migration and the flow of money into and out of villages, these ritual occasions continue to bind...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, The
DOI: 10.1080/14442213.2012.747557


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