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Showing Signs of Violence: The Cultural Politics of a Twentieth-Century Headhunting Ritual

George, Kenneth M.


This book has to do with the language and cultural politics of ritual violence in a minority religious community in highland Sulawesi, Indonesia. More particularly, it is about headhunting ceremonies and their stubborn presence in the contemporary social life of a marginal, upland enclave, an enclave that has suffered the wounds of social and cultural dislocation just by staying in place. No longer so remotely situated from the centers of state and post-colonial order, this minority community...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1996
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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