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Sea Hunters of Indonesia: Fishers and Weavers of Lamalera

Series: Oxford Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology

By: RH Barnes

467 pages, 49 b/w photos, 28 line illus, 20 tabs

Clarendon Press

Hardback | Nov 1996 | #55883 | ISBN: 019828070X
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NHBS Price: £155.00 $197/€182 approx

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A comprehensive study of a coastal community in Indonesia whose traditional ways of life make it unique, one tradition being the unusual kind of sea-fishing.

An important work ... handsomely produced and illustrated ... If 'maritime anthropology' ever becomes a recognized specialty, this book, for its substantive detail, will rank as a pioneer classic Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute


INTRODUCTION; 1. The Village; 2. Disaster, Migration, Foundation, and History; 3. Descent Groups; 4. Marriage Alliance; 5. Life, Development, Spirits, Faults, and Retribution; 6. Death; 7. Cloth, Salt, and Markets; 8. Seasons, Winds, Tides, Currents, Celestial Objects, and Directions; 9. Fishing; 10. Boat-Owning Groups; 11. Large Boats; 12. Boat Construction Ceremonies; 13. Harpoons, Ropes, and Other Gear; 14. Open-Sea Fishing and Hunting; 15. Hunting Whales and Other Cetaceans; 16. Fishing Near Lobetobi and Pantar; 17. Early Whaling and Contacts with Timor; 18. Lamalera Past, Present, and Future; APPENDICES, NOTES, REFERENCES, INDEX

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