This Thesis examines belief in the power of ola mbe’o (knowledge in poetic form) among the Wologai of central Flores in eastern Indonesia. Its goal is to elucidate the social epistemology of these people.
After portraying the general background of the Wologai, the introduction analytically reviews various theories of poetic language in order to show the direction and the goals of his thesis. The exploration is worthwhile because they are theories with which the anthropologist is, at least...[Show more]
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