Asiwinarong: Ethos, Image, and Social Power Among the Usen Barok of New Ireland

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Princeton University Press, 1986 - Social Science - 238 pages

Professor Wagner's study of Barok social and ritual life pays special attention to the men's-house feasting cycle. The kaba. or culminating death feast" of that cycle, is invoked by the word "asiwinarong," which symbolizes the leadership succession on which Barok claims to ethical integrity and precedence rest.

Originally published in 1986.

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