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The Play of Time: Kodi Perspectives on Calendars, History, and Exchange

Janet Hoskins

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080034
eISBN:
9780520919136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080034.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book provides both an ethnographic study of the organization of time in an Eastern Indonesian society and a theoretical argument about alternate temporalities in the modern world. Based on more ... More


Introduction: The Land and People of Kodi

Janet Hoskins

in The Play of Time: Kodi Perspectives on Calendars, History, and Exchange

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080034
eISBN:
9780520919136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080034.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the land and people of the Kodi district in Sumba. An anachronism is usually defined as something that remains or appears after its own time. Sumba seemed not a survivor from ... More


The Local Origins of Time: The Day, Month, and Seasons

Janet Hoskins

in The Play of Time: Kodi Perspectives on Calendars, History, and Exchange

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080034
eISBN:
9780520919136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080034.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Kodi narrative traditions dealing with origins of the day, month, and year reflect Western religious heritage, presenting time, in the sense of duration, the experience of time slipping away, as ... More


The Sumban Megalithic Feasting Complex

Brian Hayden

in Feasting in Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856267
eISBN:
9780824873059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856267.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The most active and still vibrant megalithic tradition in Southeast Asia is probably found in Sumba. Given the importance of megaliths and their interpretation in prehistoric archaeology, and given ... More


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