Monday, May 23, 2011

Beneath the Volcano: Religion, cosmology and spirit classification among the Nage of eastern Indonesia

It's in!!! This time summit has supplied me with the original published work of Gregory Forth published by The Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthropology in the Netherlands. This book was loaned by the library at Reed College in Oregon.

Unlike other sites and readings that claim ebu gogo means "grandmother who eats anything", Forth stated on pp. 104 that "Ebu means 'grandparent, ancestor' while the relevant sense of gogo in this contxt may be 'greedy, gluttonous'.

I won't have much time to review this, but I'm excited to get my hands on it... anthro-geeky, I know. What can I say?

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