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A Borneo Journey into Death

A Borneo Journey into Death
Berawan Eschatology from Its Rituals

Peter Metcalf

304 pages | 19 illus.
Cloth 1982 | ISBN 9780812278491 | $79.95s | Outside the Americas £64.00
Ebook 2017 | ISBN 9781512818079 | Buy from Combined Academic Publishers £64.00
An Anniversary Collection volume

"Clearly and unpretentiously written, with a wealth of convincing details and narrative observation. . . . An admirable case study in the fields of comparative religion and informal philosophies of life."—Rodney Needham, Oxford University
The unusual and symbolically complex funerary rites of the Berawan of central Borneo are here analyzed in the first such full-length study based on modern ethnographic research. Metcalf demonstrates how the ritual sand social organization of death serve as a crucial point of entry into the cosmology of a non-Western culture.

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