A Borneo Journey Into Death


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The unusual and symbolically complex funerary rites of the Berawan of central Borneo are here analyzed in the first such full-length study based on modern ethnographic research. Metcalf demonstrates how the ritual sand social organization of death serve as a crucial point of entry into the cosmology of a non-Western culture.

A Borneo Journey Into Death 2017, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9780812278491

Reprint 2016 edition