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  The Death-Bearing Senses in Tana Toraja
Title: The Death-Bearing Senses in Tana Toraja
Author: Tsintjilonis, Dimitri
Appeared in: Ethnos
Paging: Volume 72 (2007) nr. 2 pages 173-194
Year: 2007-06
Contents: Based on fieldwork among the Sa'dan Toraja of Indonesia, this article explores a specific connection between the living and the dead. Perceived as a sensual relationship embedded in a particular sensory modality, this connection implies an indigenous phenomenology of 'death-as-being-in-the-world'. Focusing on this 'being' and utilizing Paul Valery's evocative description of the 'glance of death' to introduce and formulate my argument, I explore the lives of the dead and examine the power of their senses. More than that, rather than re-presentation and epistemology, I argue for an understanding of death which places the emphasis on indigenous ontology and foregrounds the affective way in which Toraja live their lives and their deaths.
Publisher: Routledge
Source file: Elektronische Wetenschappelijke Tijdschriften

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