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„From Birth to Illness and Death: How Water Functions in Material and Cosmological Worlds on Wawonii Island, Eastern Indonesia“

  • What Nusantara Study Group
  • When Nov 13, 2014 from 06:00 to 08:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)
  • Where Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften
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Invitation to the Presentation:
„From Birth to Illness and Death: How Water Functions in Material and Cosmological Worlds on Wawonii Island, Eastern Indonesia“

by Brooke Nolan, M.A. (University of Western Australia)

Institute for Asian and African Studies

Department for Southeast Asian History and Society
Invalidenstraße 118, 10115 Berlin

Abstract:
This presenatation will be based on a chapter of my PhD dissertation which is entitled 'Bodies and Water'. In this chapter I explore how Wawonii people understand the relationship between water and bodies in a variety of ways. How the influences of water on bodies are interpreted relates to subjectivity, geographic surroundings and situational concerns. Water is understood as a source of mythical origins, as a cure for illness, as a vital part of ritual ceremonies, as a danger, and in extreme circumstances as a cause of illness and death.

Thursday the 13th of November, 2014 18:00 - 20:00, Room 117