A View from the Islands: The Samal of Tawi-Tawi

Author(s):
Allison, Karen J
Description:

Interprets and molds five presuppositions of the Samal world view and certain related values through three coordinate systems presented in the culture: religions and supernatural, social, and economic.

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments
Introduction

  1. Samal Culture
  • Origin and Characteristics
  • Language
  • Religion
  • Class Structure
  • Public Education
  • The Educated and the Job Market
  • Islam
    • Islam as a Basis of the Samal Self-Concept
    • Fighting and Warfare
  • The Supernatural Realm
    • Impartial Retribution (Kisas)
    • Supernatural Retribution (Busung)
    • Fate in Relation to Retribution
    • Ghosts
    • Animism
    • Esoteric Knowledge
    • The Mix of Old and New: Retribution and Fate
    • The Mix of Old and New: Spirits
    • The Mix of Old and New: Ritual
    • Divination
    • Summary
  • The Social Realm
    • Extrapersonal Responsibility
    • The Family
    • Matrilocal Residence
    • Male and Female Roles
    • Household Types
    • Shared Facilities
    • The Family as a Value
    • Children
    • Family Loyalty
    • Noncompetitiveness
    • Summary
  • The Economic Realm
    • Selfishness and Shared Wealth
    • The Family as the Basic Economic Unit
    • Economic Kinship Obligations
    • Public Trust and Family Loyalty
    • Attitudes toward Labor
    • Fate and Economics
  • Conclusions
  • Bibliography

    Retail Price:
    $7.50
    Date:
    1984
    Extent:
    x, 50 pages
    ISBN 13:
    978-0883121689
    Subject:
    Ethnography
    ISBN 10:
    0883121689
    Size:
    6 × 8.5 × 0.125 in
    Weight:
    0.2 lb
    Field:
    Country:
    Philippines
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