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The Merry Circle

Nikki Bado-Fralick

in Coming to the Edge of the Circle: A Wiccan Initiation Ritual

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195166453
eISBN:
9780199835799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166450.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces the author's coven and describes its basic ritual patterns. The author established her coven, called the Merry Circle, in 1984. The Merry Circle is composed of six Priestesses ... More


Cannibal Feasts in Nineteenth-Century Fiji: Seamen’s Yarns and the Ethnographic Imagination

Gananath Obeyesekere

in Cannibal Talk: The Man-Eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in the South Seas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243071
eISBN:
9780520938311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243071.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter focuses on nineteenth-century Fiji. It discusses its anthropophagy, its cannibalism, and its political developments in the early nineteenth century. The first section of the chapter ... More


Storm over Malkangiri: Laxman Naiko's Revolt, 1942

Biswamoy Pati

in South Asia from the margins: Echoes of Orissa, 1800-2000

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086588
eISBN:
9781781704646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086588.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter takes up a major movement of the tribals and outcastes that developed in 1942. As demonstrated, the tribals and outcastes not only grasped the immediate problems affecting them, but also ... More


Postmodern Humor ante Litteram: Self-Reflexivity, Incongruity, and Dialect in George Washington Harris’s Yarns Spun

Mark S. Graybill

in Southern Frontier Humor: New Approaches

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037689
eISBN:
9781621039389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037689.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines southern frontier humor in the contexts of semiotics, comedy, and self-reflexivity by focusing on George Washington Harris’s Sut Lovingood: Yarns. It analyzes Sut Lovingood ... More


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