Contentment and Suffering. Culture and Experience in Toraja. DOUGLAS WOOD AND JANE C. WELLENKAMP HOLLAN.

Contentment and Suffering. Culture and Experience in Toraja.

New York. Columbia University Press. 1994. First Edition. Stock ID #177060

Maps, black and white photographic illustrations, xiii + 276pp, index, references, notes, glossary, a very good secondhand copy.

"Contentment and Suffering, a psychocultural ethnography of the Toraja wet-rice farmers of Indonesia, provides a rich portrait of Torajan life and contributes to debates on the relationship between culture and individual psychology.

Hollan and Wellenkamp describe the central aspects of Torajan personal experience -emotion, identity, and sense of self- and a variety of fascinating cultural practices, including possession trance, kickfights, elaborate mortuary customs, dream interpretation, and buffalo sacrifice." Publisher's description.

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