Dugum Dani : A Papuan Culture in the Highlands of West New Guinea


HEIDER, Karl G. The Dugum Dani : A Papuan Culture in the Highlands of West New Guinea. Viking Fund Publications in Anthropology Number Forty-Nine. (New York) : Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Incorporated, 1970. Pp (8),vii-xv,(3),3-334,(4). Illustrated. Maps. Index. Large 8vo, tan card covers, lettered in maroon. "This study is a descriptive ethnography of the Dugum Dani, a Papuan society in the Central Highlands of West New Guinea (Irian Barat, Indonesia}. based on research carried out in 1961-1963and 1968. Despite the trend toward more specialized anthropological resear ch and publication, O=I have chosen to present the Dugum Dani in a broadly descriptive format rather than to write only on a few specific problems from the standpoint of a specific theoretical position." (from the Preface). Contents : Preface; Introduction. Part 1 : 1. Subsistence. 2. Social Organization. 3. Conflict. 4. Man and the Supernatural. 5. Language and Categories. 6. Art and Plav. Part II : 7. The Natural Environment. 8. The Body. 9. Artifacts of Culture. Conclusions. Appendix I. Exploration and Research in the Dani Area. Appendix II. Texts of Songs. Appendix III. An Account of Battles and Raids, April-September, 1961. Very good. 25.00

Title: Dugum Dani : A Papuan Culture in the Highlands of West New Guinea

Author Name: HEIDER, Karl G. Viking Fund Publications in Anthropology Number 49

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Publisher: Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Incorporated, New York, 1970,:

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Keywords: ANTHROPOLOGY DUGUM DANI WEST NEW GUINEA PAPUAN,