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Headhunting and the Social Imagination in Southeast Asia

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This book brings together material on headhunting from several Southeast Asia societies, examines its cultural contexts, and relates them to colonial history, violence, and ritual.
Paperback, 308 pages
Published July 1st 1996 by Stanford University Press
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Mary Overton
Collection of 8 papers by anthropologists who have done field studies in the archipelago of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines -- Amazing window into the "other," cultures outside everything I have known --

On "rites of secondary treatment of the dead (nulang)" as performed by a village in northwestern Borneo, Peter Metcalf writes, "In common with many other peoples worldwide who practice such rites, the Berawan do not see death as the matter of a moment. Instead, it is a slow separation of
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