NAVEN. A survey of the problems suggested by a Composite Picture of the Culture of a New Guinea Tribedrawn from Three Points of Vieuw. Second Edition.
Stanford, Stanford university Press, 1958. Original limp wrappers, covertitle with a coloured illustration at tail. (xix), 303pp. Many monochrome illustrations on 28 plates at rear end with extensive descriptive text, some diagrams in text, full-page diagram of kinship terms used, glossary of technical and native words, index, table of contents. Englis language socio, cultural and anthropological inquiry in which Naven is described in great detail. Naven is the name of a peculiar ritual practised by the Iatmul, a head-hunting tribe of New Guinea. The ceremony is performed to congratulate members of the tribe upon the completion of notable accomplishments, among which homicide ranks highest. (cf. back-cover synopsis). Slightly adapted edition (after the first of 1936) in which some problems unsolved have been cleared. Paperback edition (as publ.). Good copy. (top and lower corner of bookblock a little bit knocked).
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Keywords: oceania newguinea iatmul tribalism headhunting ceremony kinship society sociology culture anthropology research tribalism oceania southeastasia indonesia