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Children of the black patola stone : origin structures in a domain on Palu'e Island (Eastern Indonesia)

Vischer, Michael P


This thesis investigates the social and ceremonial order of one of twelve domains on Palu'e, a small volcanic island in Eastern Indonesia. Domains are identified as individual ceremonial, political and territorial units that are linked with each other in a system of ceremonial and political alliance, and enmity. Each domain is constituted by its ceremonial centre of which a senior member of a first settling group is the guardian. Within the domain first settling groups maintain a position of...[Show more]

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Date published: 1992
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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