A Borneo Journey into Death
Berawan Eschatology from Its Rituals
Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
304 pages, 19 illus.
- ISBN: 9780812278491
- Published: September 1982
The unusual and symbolically complex funerary rites of the Berawan of central Borneo are here analyzed in the first such full-length study based on modern ethnographic research. Metcalf demonstrates how the ritual sand social organization of death serve as a crucial point of entry into the cosmology of a non-Western culture.