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|Title:||Taking the Place of Sorrow: The Dynamics of Mortuary Rites among the Sa'dan Toraja||Authors:||Waterson, R.||Issue Date:||1993||Citation:||Waterson, R. (1993). Taking the Place of Sorrow: The Dynamics of Mortuary Rites among the Sa'dan Toraja. Southeast Asian Journal of Social Science 21 (2) : 73-96. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.||Abstract:||Fieldwork data obtained 1978/79 are used to describe the death rituals of the Sa'dan Toraja of upland Sulawesi, in Indonesia, focusing on how they provide contexts for social relationships & economic arrangements among the living. Ways that analysis of Sa'dan death rituals can illuminate kinship structure & exchange practices are discussed, & it is shown that animal exchanges & sacrifices form the basis of a ceremonial credit & debit system, which in turn reinforces Torajan social identity. It is concluded that funerals & the rituals associated with them are quintessential expressions of Torajan sociability. W. Howard.||Source Title:||Southeast Asian Journal of Social Science||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/130280||ISSN:||03038246|
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