Nature, Ritual, and Society in Japan's Ryukyu Islands

Nature, Ritual, and Society in Japan's Ryukyu Islands

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Despite their small area, the southern islands of Japan can be seen as stepping stones towards a more nuanced view of cultural osmosis between Japan and the outside world. This book presents an ethnographic portrayal of the people of the Southern Ryukyu Islands and their world. In particular it explores the mind of the islanders, their relationship with the natural world, their social relationships, and the rituals which represent and give expression to these relationships.… (more)

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Publisher: Routledge (April 18, 2006)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 280 pages

File size: 3.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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