The Mask of War: Violence, Ritual, and the Self in Melanesia

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Manchester University Press, 1993 - Melanesia - 164 pages
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Contents

Community against clanship
29
the latmul of Japandai
50
patterns of enmity and alliance
63
War and the mens cult
75
The ethnopsychology of war magic
95
War and ritual hierarchy
126
Violence and the symbolic construction of polity
146
Index
160
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Simon Harrison was formerly a Research Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, and is currently training in medicine.

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