The Sorrow of the Lonely and the Burning of the Dancers: Second Edition

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The Sorrow of the Lonely and the Burning of the Dancers: Second Edition - Schieffelin, Edward L

This classic ethnography, now in second edition, describes the traditional way of life of the Kaluli, a tropical forest people of Papua New Guinea. The book takes as its focus the nostalgic and violent Gisaro ceremony, one of the most remarkable performances in the anthropological literature. Tracking the major symbolic and emotional themes of the ...

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