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dc.contributor.authorGunn, Michael J
dc.date.available2016-02-02T19:43:51Z
dc.date.copyright1992
dc.identifier.citationGunn, M. (1992). Malagan ritual art on Tabar, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/6195
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/6195
dc.description.abstractMalagan ritual art traditions of New Ireland have long been of interest to Western anthropologists, but have not before been considered in terms relevant to the New Irelanders themselves. This thesis documents the malagan ritual art traditions of Tabar, a group of three islands off the coast of New Ireland which is acknowledged as the traditional source of malagan, and analyses malagan through the terms of reference which were specified by the Tabar Islanders as part of condition for undertaking fieldwork. Two series of ritual ceremonies are described, a mortuary series and a commemorative series. Over 450 malagan descriptions within twenty two subtraditions have been recorded and are documented in an accompanying appendix. The social and cultural connections of malagan are described and analysed, then the indigenous taxonomic structure malagan is described and analysed. A new understanding of the nature of these subtraditions has resulted from this study.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
dc.titleMalagan ritual art on Tabar, New Ireland, Papua New Guineaen_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
dc.date.updated2016-02-02T19:42:46Z
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_NZ
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelPhDen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
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