Kleva: some healers in central Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Nancy Bowers en
dc.contributor.advisor Professor Ralph Bulmer en
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Anne Salmond en
dc.contributor.author Ludvigson, Tomas en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-03-31T23:26:13Z en
dc.date.available 2008-03-31T23:26:13Z en
dc.date.issued 1981 en
dc.identifier.citation Thesis (PhD--Anthropology)--University of Auckland, 1981. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/2456 en
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dc.description.abstract This thesis is an ethnographic account of the kleva of central Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu - a handful of healers credited with powers beyond those of their neighbours. Their concerns include matters like illness, sorcery, witchcraft, spirits and dreaming. The account is based on seventeen months field research among the Kiai-speaking population on the south-east side of the upper Ari valley in south central Santo. My method is primarily descriptive. In the main body of the thesis I give accounts of face-to-face encounters and conversations with the kleva and their neighbours, attempting to build up a picture of the kleva that takes into consideration not only what they do, but also the meaning of their activities for themselves and for their neighbours. In the conclusion I discuss the relevance of my material to some problems in the ethnography of Melanesian religions. I also raise issues of interpretation, seen to lie at the core of both topic and method in ethnographic pursuits. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof PhD Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA218996 en
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dc.title Kleva: some healers in central Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Anthropology en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.name PhD en
dc.subject.marsden Fields of Research::370000 Studies in Human Society::370300 Anthropology en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.local.anzsrc 1601 - Anthropology en
pubs.org-id Faculty of Arts en

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