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Contentment and Suffering: Culture and Experience in Toraja (Paperback)
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Contentment and Suffering: Culture and Experience in Toraja (Paperback)

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Paperback 313 Pages / Published: 20/12/1993
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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. Presenting exceptionally detailed ethnographic data through a person-centered perspective and extensive use of open-ended interviews, Contentment and Suffering engagingly expresses how the Toraja understand their lives.

Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231084239
Number of pages: 313
Weight: 425 g
Dimensions: 227 x 153 x 19 mm

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