Author Janowski, Monica
Article Title Pigs and people in the Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak
Full text http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/13639811.2013.869383?needAccess=true
Subject
 
 
 
 
Source Indonesia and the Malay World. vol. 42, no. 122 (Mar. 2014), p.88-112: ill
My List
Share
Card Marc
เขตข้อมูลข้อมูล
Call number Article
Journal Title Indonesia and the Malay World.
Copy vol. 42, no. 122 (Mar. 2014), p.88-112: ill
ISSN 1363-9811
Brief substance For the people of the Kelabit Highlands, pigs – both wild and domesticated – are of central importance. Their flesh provides the main and the ideal source of protein – wild for everyday meals and domesticated for feasts. But pigs are not only good to eat. They play a central role in structuring the social world and in pre-Christian times in structuring relationships with the spirit world. Hunted by men but, when domesticated, fed rice by women, they are focal to the gendered nature of the rice meal, arguably the central ritual of Kelabit life. The rice meal is eaten on a daily basis and forms the centrepiece of feasts. These are held to name parents and grandparents nowadays and were held at the initiation of children and at secondary funerals in pre-Christian times. The centrality of the pig nutritionally, socially and cosmologically means that potential reduction in their numbers and reduction in hunting poses a significant problem for the people of the highlands
Subject
Subject
Subject
Subject
Subject
Full text http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/13639811.2013.869383?needAccess=true

 
Member Review Librarian Review

  Comments   

    Recently viewed