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Romeo and Julia of West Papua :a mythical explanation of the decoration of paddles of the Asmat

Paulina van der Zee UGent (2008) ESfO General Meeting, Putting people first : Intercultural Dialogue and Imagining the Future in Oceania. p.45-45
abstract
Romantic stories about beautiful women usually conflict with the ideals of the Asmat headhunting culture. Whilst the carved anthropomorphic figure of the Asmat paddle blades is related to male headhunting raids, the tar motif is indicating a female aspect of the decoration. This internal contrast points in the direction of a kind of symbolic stratification. ’ It brings us to the figurative ‘two sides of the picture’ which deal with male and female strategies for continuity.
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author
organization
year
type
conference
publication status
published
subject
keyword
West Papua, New Guinea, Oceania, decoration, symbols, Asmat, Ethnographic objects
in
ESfO General Meeting, Putting people first : Intercultural Dialogue and Imagining the Future in Oceania
editor
Anna Paini
pages
45 - 45
publisher
Università di Verona
place of publication
Verona, Italy
conference name
European Society for Oceanists (ESfO), 2008
conference location
Verona
conference start
2008-07-10
conference end
2008-07-12
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C3
id
1171809
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1171809
date created
2011-02-25 15:00:17
date last changed
2017-01-02 09:52:27
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  abstract     = {Romantic stories about beautiful women usually conflict with the ideals of the Asmat headhunting culture. Whilst the carved anthropomorphic figure of the Asmat paddle blades is related to male headhunting raids, the tar motif is indicating a female aspect of the decoration. This internal contrast points in the direction of a kind of symbolic stratification. {\textquoteright} It brings us to the figurative {\textquoteleft}two sides of the picture{\textquoteright} which deal with male and female strategies for continuity.},
  author       = {van der Zee, Paulina},
  booktitle    = {ESfO General Meeting, Putting people first : Intercultural Dialogue and Imagining the Future in Oceania},
  editor       = {Paini, Anna },
  keyword      = {West Papua,New Guinea,Oceania,decoration,symbols,Asmat,Ethnographic objects},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Verona},
  pages        = {45--45},
  publisher    = {Universit{\`a} di Verona},
  title        = {Romeo and Julia of West Papua :a mythical explanation of the decoration of paddles of the Asmat},
  year         = {2008},
}

Chicago
van der Zee, Paulina. 2008. “Romeo and Julia of West Papua :a Mythical Explanation of the Decoration of Paddles of the Asmat.” In ESfO General Meeting, Putting People First : Intercultural Dialogue and Imagining the Future in Oceania, ed. Anna Paini, 45–45. Verona, Italy: Università di Verona.
APA
van der Zee, Paulina. (2008). Romeo and Julia of West Papua :a mythical explanation of the decoration of paddles of the Asmat. In A. Paini (Ed.), ESfO General Meeting, Putting people first : Intercultural Dialogue and Imagining the Future in Oceania (pp. 45–45). Presented at the European Society for Oceanists (ESfO), 2008, Verona, Italy: Università di Verona.
Vancouver
1.
van der Zee P. Romeo and Julia of West Papua :a mythical explanation of the decoration of paddles of the Asmat. In: Paini A, editor. ESfO General Meeting, Putting people first : Intercultural Dialogue and Imagining the Future in Oceania. Verona, Italy: Università di Verona; 2008. p. 45–45.
MLA
van der Zee, Paulina. “Romeo and Julia of West Papua :a Mythical Explanation of the Decoration of Paddles of the Asmat.” ESfO General Meeting, Putting People First : Intercultural Dialogue and Imagining the Future in Oceania. Ed. Anna Paini. Verona, Italy: Università di Verona, 2008. 45–45. Print.