Ilongot Headhunting 1883-1974: A Study in Society and History

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This study, a history of the kind of people who are supposed to have one, challenges the fashionable view that so-called primitives live in a timeless present. The conventional wisdom, that such societies are static, is shown by the author to be an artifact of anthropological method. By piecing together extended oral histories and written history records, the author found that headhunting among the Ilongots of Northern Luzon, Philippines, was not an unchanging ancient custom, but a cultural practice that has shifted ...

Ilongot Headhunting 1883-1974: A Study in Society and History 1980, Stanford University Press, Palo Alto

ISBN-13: 9780804712842

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