To Remember the Faces of the Dead: The Plenitude of Memory in Southwestern New Britain. THOMAS MASCHIO.

To Remember the Faces of the Dead: The Plenitude of Memory in Southwestern New Britain.

Wisconsin. University of Wisconsin Press. 1994. Stock ID #164803

Maps, contents, black and white photographic illustrations, black and white line drawings, bibliography, index, + 246pp, a good copy in paperback with a slight crease upper righthand corner of cover and little rubbing on extremities. "As he challenges classical semiological accounts of cultural representations in this enthnology of Melanesian religious phenemenology, Maschio shows that ritual and poetic performance are about the enactment, expression and invention of the self. He demonstrates how such emotions as nostalgia, anger, sadness and grief are creatively transformed during the course of religious performance and expression into a form of cultural memory - one that juxtaposes a pattern of cultural meaning with emotional feeling of plentitude the Melanesian Rauto call makai."(Publisher's description). (When referring to this item please quote stockid 164803).

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