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Describes the culture and traditional way of life of the Dani amd Asmat, indigenous peoples of West Papua (Irian Jaya), and the social, political and environmental upheaval they have endured since the beginning of Indonesian rule in 1963 and continue to endure due to Indonesia's use of tribal land for minerals extraction and the re-settlement of Indonesia's surplus population. Outlines their continuing struggle for social justice and self-determination.
2nd ed. - Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c1990.
Book — xii, 297 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
List of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsPreface to the Second EditionIntroduction1. The Boy Who Became a Muni Bird2. To You They Are Birds, to Me They Are Voices in the Forest3. Weeping That Moves Women to Song4. The Poetics of Loss and Abandonment5. Song That Moves Men to Tears6. In the Form of a Bird: Kaluli AestheticsPostscript, 1989Appendix. Kaluli Folk OrnithologyGlossary of Kaluli TermsReferencesDiscographyIndex.
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Now in its second edition, Sound and Sentiment is an ethnographic study of sound as a cultural system--that is, a system of symbols--among the Kaluli people of Papua New Guinea. It shows how an analysis of modes and codes of sound communication leads to an understanding of life in Kaluli society. By studying the form and performance of weeping, poetics, and song in relation to the Kaluli natural and spiritual world, Steven Feld reveals Kaluli sound expressions as embodiments of deeply felt sentiments.For this second edition the author has updated his original work with a new, innovative chapter that includes an interpretive review by its subjects, the Kaluli people themselves. He has also written a new preface and discography and revised the references section. (source: Nielsen Book Data)