The Sacred Remains: Myth, History, and Polity in Belau

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Based on two years of fieldwork in Belau, an Austronesian culture in western Micronesia, "The Sacred Remains" is an outstanding example of the new approach to ethnographic writing that challenges Western views of the history of non-Western societies. Richard J. Parmentier employs semiotic methods to analyze both linguistic and nonlinguistic signs representing Belauan history, showing that these signs also organize social and political structures. He identifies four pervasive semiotic patterns that appear rhetorically in ...

The Sacred Remains: Myth, History, and Polity in Belau 1988, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226646961

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The Sacred Remains: Myth, History, and Polity in Belau 1987, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226646954

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