Knowledge and Passion: Ilongot Notions of Self and Social Life

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Michelle Rosaldo presents an ethnographic interpretation of the life of the Ilongots, a group of some 3,500 hunters and horticulturists in Northern Luzon, Philippines. Her study focuses on headhunting, a practice that remained active among the Ilongots until at least 1972. Indigenous notions of "knowledge" and "passion" are crucial to the Ilongots' perceptions of their own social practices of headhunting, oratory, marriage, and the organization of subsistence labor. In explaining the significance of these key ideas, ...

Knowledge and Passion: Ilongot Notions of Self and Social Life 1980, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521295628

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