Blaan Cosmology

Owners, Animals, and Places in Malbulen (Mindanao, Philippines)

This publication is the volume 7 of a series dealing with the culture, the history and the traditions of the Blaan of Malbulen (Little Baguio, Mindanao, Philippines). It is available in Blaan and in English. The book provides the verbatim accounts of these discussions recorded during a workshop that took place in Malbulen in 2018. Read More

This publication is the volume 7 of a series dealing with the culture, the history and the traditions of the Blaan of Malbulen (Little Baguio, Mindanao, Philippines). It is available in Blaan and in English. Elders share their stories to a group of youngsters who ask them questions on a variety of topics such as social rules, occupancy, ownership, birds, frogs, snakes, lizards, small creepy beings, seasons and stars, wind and weather, seasonal rituals, healers, spirits and possession. The book provides the verbatim accounts of these discussions recorded during a workshop that took place in Malbulen in 2018.


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Specifications


Publisher
Presses universitaires de Louvain
Edited by
Antoine Laugrand, Frédéric Laugrand,
Collection
Language
English
BISAC Subject Heading
SOC002000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology
BIC subject category (UK)
JHM Anthropology
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3111 Anthropologie
Title First Published
24 June 2021
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
: Anthropologie

Paperback


Publication Date
24 June 2021
ISBN-13
9782390611165
Extent
Main content page count : 230
Code
101877
Dimensions
21 x 29.7 cm
Weight
594 grams
Packaging Type
No outer packaging
List Price
32.00 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

PDF


Publication Date
24 June 2021
ISBN-13
9782390611172
Extent
Main content page count : 230
Code
101877PDF
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


MESSAGE 7
INTRODUCTION 9
THE PARTICIPANTS 12
CHAPTER 1
Social Rules 15
Marriage 15
Demonstration of a Blaan marriage 23
Polygamy 28
Names 32
Couple disputes and gender roles 34
Inheritance and land division 41
Vendetta 43
From pregnancy to death practices 44
Sadyandi: how to transform an enemy into a brother 49
CHAPTER 2
Owners and Occupants in Malbulen 59
Place names of Mabulen 59
Signs of danger 66
Building a house 70
Performing damsu to the spirit owners 73
How to avoid and counter bad spirits 78
Farming and ownership 85
CHAPTER 3
Birds 91
CHAPTER 4
Lizards, Frogs, and Snakes 123
CHAPTER 5
Insects and Small Creepy Beings 137
CHAPTER 6
Seasons and Stars 155
The moon and the stars (part 1) 155
Winds and the weather 159
The moon and the stars (part 2) 160
Seasonal rituals 163
Stars and directions 167
Contents
Blaan Cosmology. Owners, Animals, and Places in Malbulen (Mindanao, Philippines) 6
CHAPTER 7
Healers, Spirits, and Their Affects 173
Spirit owners 173
Healers, bulung, and fikî 180
Datah sdè and healing rituals 194
Mtafî and possession 207
EPILOGUE 211
GLOSSARY 213
REFERENCES 227