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The Tolai are among the most distinctive of Papua New Guinea's indigenous peoples. For all their success in the pursuit of modernity, the Tolai remain traditional in their attitudes toward death, the cultural elaboration of which colors almost every aspect of their existence.

In his new book, A. L. Epstein develops an emotional profile of the Tolai, contending that societies are distinguished as much by the shape of their emotional life as they are by their social arrangements and cultural styles. Epstein describes a wide range of mourning ceremonies and other more and less public occasions. By investigating not only the words that stand for emotions but also the way affect enters into and informs people's conduct, he charts a new course for ethnography that seeks to integrate the study of the emotions into anthropological analysis.

Synopsis:

"An original work . . . it presents to anthropology the model for a new and very important field of inquiry."—Paula Brown Glick, State University of New York, Stony Brook

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-309) and index.

About the Author

A. L. Epstein is Professor Emeritus of Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520075627
Author:
Epstein, A. L.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Emotions
Subject:
Ethnopsychology
Subject:
Affect.
Subject:
Philosophy, Tolai.
Subject:
Gazelle Peninsula (Papua New Guinea) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Tolai
Subject:
Gazelle Peninsula
Subject:
Affect (psychology)
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Studies in Melanesian anthropology ;
Series Volume:
no. 90-108, pts. 1-2
Publication Date:
19920231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9.34x6.38x1.06 in. 1.56 lbs.

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