Parts and Wholes

Essays on Social Morphology, Cosmology, and Exchange in Honour of J.D.M. Platenkamp

Edited by: Laila Prager, Michael Prager, Guido Sprenger

This festschrift for Josephus D.M. Platenkamp brings some central concerns of anthropology into focus: social morphology, exchange, cosmology, history, and practical applications. Ranging across several disciplines and continents, but with a preference for Southeast Asia, the contributions look at a common approach that unites these diverse themes. In this view, the most constitutive relationships of society are based on exchange. Exchange and ritual articulate central values of a society, thus appearing as parts in relationship to a whole. These relationships encompass both human and non-human beings, the social and the cosmological domain. Thus, the study of these subject issues merges into a single project. (Series:?Anthropology: Research and Science / Ethnologie: Forschung und Wissenschaft, Vol. 27) [Subject: Anthropology]~~

Publication Date: 8/20/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643907899