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Maschio, Thomas. 1994. To remember the faces of the dead: The plenitude of memory in Southwestern New Britain. (New Directions in Anthropological Writing: History, Poetics, Cultural Criticism). Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. x + 245 pp.
Publication type
Book – monograph
Publication language
Language as a subject


This book on the expressive and religious culture of the Austronesian-speaking Rauto of New Britain, argues that metaphors in Rauto speech and song, whilst apparently related to mundane activities, evoke the sacred by calling for both emotions of loss and of participation.

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