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The Afterlife of Asabano Corpses: Relationships with the Deceased in Papua New Guinea in Ethnology Volume XLIV Number 2

The Afterlife of Asabano Corpses: Relationships with the Deceased in Papua New Guinea in Ethnology Volume XLIV Number 2

The Afterlife of Asabano Corpses: Relationships with the Deceased in Papua New

The Afterlife of Asabano Corpses: Relationships with the Deceased in Papua New Guinea in Ethnology Volume XLIV Number 2 - 2005

by Roger Ivar Lohmann

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189-206 pages with bibliography. Royal octavo (10" x 6 3/4") bound in original publisher's wrappers. Ethnology Volume XLIV Number 2 complete issue. First edition. Before contact with the West, the Asabano of Papua New Guinea treated human remains differently depending on the type of relationship survivors planned to have with the deceased. Traditional methods included corpse exposure with curation or disposal of bones, disposal of corpses in rivers, and cannibalism. Following their conversion to Christianity, Asabano burned or buried their bone relics and commenced coffin inhumation in cemeteries. These practices left distinctive memories and physical records that served as means to alter, enhance, or terminate relations with the deceased who are biologically but not, according to the Asabano, socially dead. Condition: Light edge wear with bumped corners else very good.
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  • Title The Afterlife of Asabano Corpses: Relationships with the Deceased in Papua New Guinea in Ethnology Volume XLIV Number 2
  • Author Roger Ivar Lohmann
  • Edition First
  • Condition Used - Very Good
  • Pages 189-206 pages with bibliography
  • Publisher University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh
  • Date 2005
  • Bookseller's Inventory # AK0022

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