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Author Ellen, R. F., author.

Title Nuaulu Religious Practices : the Frequency and Reproduction of Rituals in Moluccan Society.

Published [Place of publication not identified] Brill 2012.


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Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ; volume 283
Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ; 283.
Books at JSTOR Open Access
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Things, cycles and exchanges -- Introduction -- In relation to theories of ritual -- The concept of ritual reproduction -- A point of methodology -- Clans, houses and social organization -- Nuaulu rituals as events -- Rituals as work and work as ritual -- The organization of the analysis -- Components of ritual performance -- Introduction -- Cognitive architecture -- Material paraphernalia -- Food and feasting -- Words and movements: kahuae -- Spirit participants -- Divisions of labour -- Scripts, schemas and sequences: the syntax of ritual composition -- Life-cycle rituals: birth -- Introduction -- Birth ritual -- The posune -- Birth and post-natal care -- Erecting the asinokoe -- The washing ceremony at the posune -- Reintegration ritual: first day -- Reintegration ritual: second day -- First hair-cutting ceremony -- Variation and change -- Frequency and periodicity -- Life-cycle rituals: female puberty (nahane pinamou) -- Introduction -- First menstrual seclusion -- Entering ritual -- Preparations for coming-out ceremony -- At the posune: the washing ceremony -- At the clan sacred house -- The second day -- At the hatu pinamou -- Variation, change and periodicity in female puberty rites -- Life-cycle rituals: male puberty ceremonies (matahenne) -- Introduction -- The morite relationship -- Preparations -- First day: bathing -- First day: dressing -- Walk to the hantetane -- At the hantetane -- Investiture with barkcloth -- Sacrificing the cuscus -- Return to the village -- The second day -- Variation and change in matahenne -- Periodicity and frequency of matahenne -- The connecting logic in rituals of sexual maturation -- Life-cycle rituals: adulthood and death -- Introduction -- Investiture with tupu-tupue -- Variation and periodicity of tupu-tupue ceremonies -- Mortuary rituals -- Default death -- preparation of the corpse -- At hatu nohue -- Case studies -- Post-funeral mortuary practices -- The symbolic geography of death as a ritual mnemonic -- Variation in mortuary rituals -- Periodicity and change -- Rituals of the house -- The house defined -- The pre-life of houses -- Planting the first post and erecting the frame -- Roofing, walls and floors -- Transfer of valuables into a new house -- Rituals of things -- Completion ceremonies -- Variation and change -- Frequency and periodicity -- Rituals of the suane -- Introduction -- The suane defined -- The suane as a physical structure -- The suane and kahuae -- The pre-life of the suane -- Planting the first post -- Installing the fireplace -- Planting and transplanting kokine -- Entering the suane for the first time -- Completing the cycle -- The great kahuae festival -- Variation, change and periodicity -- Managing ritual -- Quantifying and comparing ritual events -- The coherence of ritual and the consequences of differential frequency -- Subsistence rituals as default models -- Planning, sequencing and coordinating interlocking cycles -- The precision of performance: social tension, retribution and redemption -- How and why rituals change -- Size matters: demography, mobility and viability -- The consequences of civil disturbance, 1999-2003 -- Summary and conclusions -- Postscript: the end of ritual? -- Glossary -- Appendix: log of Nuaulu ritual events attended and described, 1970-2003 -- Bibliography -- Index.
Language notes English.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Rites and ceremonies.
Nuaulu (Indonesian people) -- Indonesia -- Maluku -- Rites and ceremonies.
Nuaulu (Indonesian people) -- Religion.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Variant Title Nuaulu Religious Practices: The Frequency and Reproduction of Rituals in Moluccan Society
Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, Volume 283
Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde vol. 283
ISBN 9004253459