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Dimensions of Religious Practice: The Ammatoans of Sulawesi, Indonesia


Abstract This thesis is an ethnographic account of the religious practices of the Ammatoa, a Konjo-speaking community of approximately 4600 people living in the southeast uplands of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. It examines aspects of Ammatoan rituals, cosmology, culture, economy, and politics that, from their point of view, are also considered religious. For the purpose of this dissertation, I understand religion to be ways of relationship between human beings and their fellow humans: the living and the dead, other beings, such as animals, plants, forests, mountains, rivers, and invisible entities such as gods and spirits. This conception of religion provides a better framework for understanding Ammatoan religion because for them religion includes man... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Maarif, Samsul (Author) / Duncan, Christopher (Advisor) / Gallab, Abdullahi (Committee member) / Woodward, Mark (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Religion / Asian studies / Islamic culture / Ammatoa / everyday religion / Indigenous religion / oral tradition / religious encounters / rituals
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 382 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Note Ph.D. Religious Studies 2012
Collaborating Institutions ASU Graduate College / ASU Libraries
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