Do kamo: person and myth in the Melanesian world
University of Chicago Press • Chicago • Published In 1979 • Pages:
By: Leenhardt, Maurice.
AbstractThis classic work on Kanak mentality describes it as "mythic". The many dimensions of this mentality include its relationship to the body, emotions, space, time, language, names, kinship, chieftainship, ancestor worship, and totemism. The process of "individuation" that ensues in response to the colonial encounter and missionizing work is also discussed.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Document Type
- Missionary, Ethnologist - 5
- Ian Skoggard; 2018
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- New Caledonia
- Maurice Leenhardt ; translated by Basia Miller Gulati ; with a preface by Vincent Crapanzano
- Includes bibliographical references and index
- Ethnology--New Caledonia