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Contentment and Suffering : Culture and Experience in Toraja - Douglas W. Hollan

Contentment and Suffering

Culture and Experience in Toraja


Published: 18th January 1994
For Ages: 22+ years old
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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"

ISBN: 9780231084239
ISBN-10: 0231084234
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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