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The Curse of Souw: Principles of Daribi Clan Definition and Alliance
The Curse of Souw Principles of Daribi Clan Definition and Alliance Author:Roy Wagner This is the first full-length study of a little-known mountain people of New Guinea. Subsisting by primitive agriculture in the overcast rain forests on the rim of the central highlands, the Daribi clansman experiences the world in terms of a universal causality. The shaming of the culture-hero Souw, in a myth analogous in some respects to the G... more »enesis story of the fall of man, is seen as the original cause of the chain of mutual recrimination and revenge which extends to the present day.
Illustrated with photographs and line drawings by the author.
Keywords: Social anthropology, Oceanic ethnography« less