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Author Senft, Gunter.

Title The Tuma Underworld of Love [electronic resource] : Erotic and other narrative songs of the Trobriand Islanders and their spirits of the dead.

Imprint Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (156 pages).
Series Culture and language use ; v. 5
Summary The Trobriand Islanders' eschatological belief system explains what happens when someone dies. Bronislaw Malinowski described essentials of this eschatology in his articles "Baloma: the Spirits of the Dead in the Trobriand Islands" and "Myth in Primitive Psychology". There he also presented the Trobrianders' belief that a "baloma" can be reborn; he claimed that Trobrianders are unaware of the father's role as genitor. This volume presents a critical review of Malinowski's ethnography of Trobriand eschatology - finally settling the "virgin birth" controversy. It also documents the ritualized an.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-133) and index.
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Subject Kiriwinian language.
Trobriand Islands (Papua New Guinea) -- Languages.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Senft, Gunter. Tuma Underworld of Love : Erotic and other narrative songs of the Trobriand Islanders and their spirits of the dead. Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, ©2011 9789027202871
ISBN 9789027284693 (electronic bk.)
9027284695 (electronic bk.)
9789027202871 (alk. paper)
9027202877 (alk. paper)
1283314789
9781283314787
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