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Dream travelers : sleep experiences and culture in the western Pacific / [edited by] Roger Ivar Lohmann
Bib ID 2607816
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Description New York : Palgrave Macmillan ; Basingstoke : Palgrave, 2003 
x, 246 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 1403963223
1403963304
Summary

"In dreams, part of the self seems to wander off to undertake both mundane tasks and marvelous adventures. Anthropologists have found that many peoples take this experience of dreaming at face value, assuming that their spirits literally leave the body to travel, meet other spirits, and acquire valuable knowledge--with dramatic consequences for relationships, social organization, and religions. This book is about Melanesian, Aboriginal Australian, and Indonesian peoples who hold this assumption. Several leading anthropologists contribute theoretically and ethnographically rich chapters showing that attention to these peoples' dream lives deeply enhances our understanding of their cultures and waking lives as well".--BOOKJACKET.

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  • Machine derived contents note: Table of contents for Dream travelers : sleep experiences and culture in the western Pacific / edited by Roger Ivar Lohmann ; contributors, Jane Goodale [et al.] ; afterword by Waud Kracke.
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  • Dream Travels and Anthropology
  • Roger Ivar Lohmann
  • Dreaming and the Defeat of Charisma: Disconnecting Dreams from Leadership among the Urapmin of Papua New Guinea
  • Joel Robbins
  • Dreaming and Ghosts among the Hagen and Duna of the Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea
  • Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew J. Strathern
  • Dreamscapes: Transcending the Local in Initiation Rites among the Ngaing of Papua New Guinea
 
Notes

"Result of sessions at two meetings of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania"--Pref.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Dreams -- Melanesia -- Cross-cultural studies.  |  Dreams -- Australia -- Cross-cultural studies.  |  Dream interpretation -- Cross-cultural studies.  |  Yolngu (Australian people)  |  Tiwi (Australian people)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Australia, Central.  |  Ethnology -- Melanesia.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Tiwi people (N20) (NT SC52-16)  |  Religion - After death beliefs - Ghosts and spirits.  |  Kukatja people (A68) (WA SF52-02)  |  Magic and sorcery.  |  Yolngu people (NT SD53)  |  Indigenous peoples.  |  Religion - Dreaming - Ancestor spirits.  |  Religion - Dreaming - Spirits.  |  Manjiljarra / Martu Wangka people (A51.1) (WA SF51-12)  |  Vanuatu.  |  Tiwi Islands (NT SC52-15, SC52-16)  |  Papua New Guinea (PNG)  |  Western Desert (WA SF51, SF52, SG51, SG52)
Other authors/contributors Lohmann, Roger Ivar, 1962-  |  Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania. Meetings

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