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The path of marriage : journeys and transformation in Manggarai, eastern Indonesia

By Catherine Allerton

Abstract

This article outlines the signficance of marriage in Manggarai, west Flores, as a series of journeys along paths. The notion of marriage as a 'path', widespread in eastern Indonesia, blurs the boundaries between real and symbolic trails. The complex intertwining of these paths and 'rooted' places, such as houses, dynamically constitutes Manggarai kinship and marriage

Topics: GN Anthropology
Publisher: Brill, Nijhoff
Year: 2004
DOI identifier: 10.1163/22134379-90003730
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:864
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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