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Kukatja mourning rites and inculturation

Koning, Robin (2001) Kukatja mourning rites and inculturation. Mission: Journal of Mission Studies, 8 (2). pp. 209-246.

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    Abstract

    French: L'auteur aborde la culture d'une tribu aborigène du Nord-Ouest de l'Australie, les Kukatja, en particulier leurs rituels entourant la mort. Il commence par une analyse phénoménologique et anthropologique de ces rituels. De cette analyse, il tire ensuite un certain nombre de conclusions en vue du processus d'inculturation de l'Évangile dans ce domaine de la vie aborigène, même si plusieurs de ces dernières restent encore provisoires et demandent d'être étudiées plus en profondeur.

    English: This article begins by outlining the mourning rites of the Kukatja people of the Eastern Kimberley of Australia, as currently practised. It then reflects theologically on these rituals before focusing more explicitly on issues of inculturation in relation to the rites.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): Kukatja, inculturation, mourning rites, Aboriginal, Indigenous, Wirrumanu, Balgo, smoking ceremony, name taboo, kumunytjayi, Van Der Leeuw, Mary Douglas, Victor Turner, liminal, sorry camp, Western Desert, Eliade, sweeping
    Fields of Research: 16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
    22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220402 Comparative Religious Studies
    Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9503 Heritage > 950302 Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage
    Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): D - Missiology
    C - Systematic Theology
    A - World Religions
    Association with University of Divinity: UFT-JTC: United Faculty of Theology - Jesuit Theological College
    Depositing User: Rev. Dr Robin Koning SJ
    Date Deposited: 10 May 2010 15:43
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 02:38
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/62

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