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The Haus Tambaran of Bongiora: A View from Within of the Tambaran and Yam Cults of the Abelam in the East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea by Godfried Johan Marie Gerrits (review)

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The Haus Tambaran of Bongiora: A View from Within of the Tambaran and Yam Cults of the Abelam in the East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea by Godfried Johan Marie Gerrits (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 26 (2) – Sep 17, 2014

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Abstract

574 the contemporary pacific • 26:2 (2014) butes, the opportunity now exists for Pisin) that had been built in Bongiora exploring new issues in these islands. in 1965. In 1972, these carvings had A significant contribution to been used in the Utmandji and Kimbi Polynesian research specifically and male initiation sequences, and in offer- Oceanic anthropological research ing the remnants to Gerrits, Bongiora in general, Polynesian Outliers: The people appear to have been hoping for State of the Art will indeed serve as a novel recycling of their art produc- an essential baseline for present and tion. Instead, Gerrits negotiated a deal future outlier studies. As a teach- through which they would reconstruct ing tool, this collection may be too and restore the two initiation cham- advanced for many undergraduate bers involved in the 1972 initiations. contexts but would be excellent for Subsequently, he had these reconstruc- graduate students with prior course- tions removed to European museums: work in Pacific Islands studies or the Putilaga chamber, in which the Oceanic anthropology. Kimbi sequence was staged, went to the Museum der Kulturen in Basel, mark a calamia and the Lungwallndu chamber, used United States National for the Utmandji stage, to

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 17, 2014

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