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Author: Lioba Lenhart

, sedentary lifestyle, and customs. Although today the number of people among the non-assimilated groups who follow a fully nomadic boat-dwelling way of life is rapidly declining, they are still regarded as distinctive ethnic groups of low status living a backward life on the peripheries. They themselves

In: Indonesian Houses

for the year 1962, for instance, that a large percentage of Creole 1 males (13.6) and females (12.0) married for the first time only past the age of 40 (tabie E, appendix 3). So men especially generally marry later on in life, af ter first living in concubinage either with the same or with another

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In: The Family System of the Paramaribo Creoles

organization. Here I would just like to discuss a few short formulations of social values and moral judgements which are fre- quently referred to in daily life. 268 Head-hunters about themselves a. Qadékén - rakaamön, thoroughly - superficially. Jabajmu of Képi once said ja-radé qadékèn kinano, taj

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In: Head-Hunters about Themselves

according to their birth and is incompatible with the spirit of modernity. The characters who oppose the caste system are those with a high level of modern education, who are living in cities and recognize how the traditional hierarchy imposes more restrictions on modern life than alternative ways do

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In: A Literary Mirror
Author: Roxana Waterson

yet had news of this success at the time she was living with them. A recent study from a neighbouring region of Sulawesi provides an intriguing parallel with the Toraja situation. Ken George (1996) writes of the people of the Pitu Ulunna Salu region of the Salu Mambi headwaters, north- west of

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In: Paths and Rivers

Bintarese social interaction that, as in the case of Barth (1993:346), they ‘invaded my own life and became my concerns while living there’. the most important and pervasive concerns that i discerned, con- tained a general, deeply rooted fear of, and insecurity about, the future in the widest sense: an

In: Lost in Mall

impressive thesis of the late Barbara Lovric (1987b). Reading her work makes me realize how preliminary my study on the Balinese negara actually is. In order to obtain a deeper understanding of Balinese statecraft and forces motivating Balinese politics we need to take representations of life, disease

In: The Spell of Power

as a ministers' or a pastors' country ("domineesland"). c) Formerly there was a great number of religious institutions which played an important role in communal life and society, not only in view of people living in poverty, and in need of help but also in view of the needs of specific groups

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In: Explorations in the Anthropology of Religion
Author: Ab Massier

living language. Actual social life and his- torical becoming create within an abstractly unitary national language a multitude of concrete worlds, a multitude of bounded verbal-ideological and social belief systems; within these various systems (identical in the abstract) are elements of language

In: The Voice of the Law in Transition

little opportunity to eam a regular living, this exercising a distinct influence on his family life. Short-sighted regulations set forth by both the government and the churches far from encouraged the removal of obstacles in the way of people desiring to conclude marriages. Hence the type of family

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In: The Family System of the Paramaribo Creoles