Life and Death in New Guinea

@article{Arsdale1984LifeAD,
  title={Life and Death in New Guinea},
  author={P. W. van Arsdale and Carol L. Radetsky},
  journal={OMEGA — Journal of Death and Dying},
  year={1984},
  volume={14},
  pages={155 - 169}
}
Using a combination of comparative/historical and ethnographic approaches, the concepts of the “life-death continuum” and the cosmic “life force” are examined for the Asmat tribe of New Guinea. Primary attention is paid to data gathered in Irian Jaya (Indonesian New Guinea) in 1973–74 and 1979. The roles of magic and sorcery are examined in the context of death causation, as is the notion of societal equilibrium/disequilibrium. The symbolism of the skull is covered briefly, being tied to tribal… Expand

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