This ethnography of the Toraja wet-rice farmers of Indonesia provides a 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.
"A readable and well organized 'person-centered ethnography, 'discussing personhood, identity, mental states, values, and experiences of Toraja villagers of Sulawesi in Indonesia." -- "Choice"
For Ages: 22+ years old
Number Of Pages: 313
Published: 18th January 1994
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.44