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Head-Hunters About Themselves

An Ethnographic Report from Irian Jaya, Indonesia

  • Authors
  • J. H. M. C. Boelaars

Part of the Verhandelingen book series (VKIV, volume 92)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Introduction

    1. J. H. M. C. Boelaars
      Pages 1-11
  3. Social Framework

    1. J. H. M. C. Boelaars
      Pages 12-30
    2. J. H. M. C. Boelaars
      Pages 31-46
    3. J. H. M. C. Boelaars
      Pages 47-60
  4. The Life Cycle

    1. J. H. M. C. Boelaars
      Pages 61-72
    2. J. H. M. C. Boelaars
      Pages 73-86
    3. J. H. M. C. Boelaars
      Pages 87-99
    4. J. H. M. C. Boelaars
      Pages 100-111
    5. J. H. M. C. Boelaars
      Pages 112-124
  5. Head-Hunting Practices

    1. J. H. M. C. Boelaars
      Pages 125-144
    2. J. H. M. C. Boelaars
      Pages 145-156
    3. J. H. M. C. Boelaars
      Pages 157-169
    4. J. H. M. C. Boelaars
      Pages 170-196
  6. Stories and Myths

    1. J. H. M. C. Boelaars
      Pages 197-219
    2. J. H. M. C. Boelaars
      Pages 220-238
    3. J. H. M. C. Boelaars
      Pages 239-251
  7. Opinions and Attitudes

    1. J. H. M. C. Boelaars
      Pages 252-266
    2. J. H. M. C. Boelaars
      Pages 267-273
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 274-316

About this book

Introduction

Every book has its own personal story and my book on the Jaqaj people is no exception. I collected my initial data at the time when the Dutch government was responsible for what is now lrian Jaya, a province of Indonesia. At the time that I worked in the field and gathered my information, I enjoyed the enduring interest and support of the late Mgr. H. Tillemans, m. s. c. , archbishop of Merauke. I wish to dedicate this book to his memory. my studies, written in Dutch, appeared in 1958 A first summary of under the tide Papoea's aan de Mappi. Further research in the area persuaded me that some of my previous views needed correction and that publication of more data was necessary as weIl. In 1969 I finished the Dutch draft of the present book. For its translation I was very fortuna te to have help of my colleague Mr. M. van Dijck. It appeared that the text was too long and had to be reduced to better, workable my homework for the following years. The final proportions. That was draft was corrected by my friend Dr. W. Beek, former teacher of English at several colleges, and finally retyped by Father A. Bodden, m. s. c. I owe all of these people my sincere thanks for the many hours spent on this work.

Keywords

English death information memory motivation myths organization organizations pregnancy research youth

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-6806-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6808-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6806-9
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