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Paths and rivers : Sa'dan Toraja society in transformation /

Roxana Waterson.

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Main Author: Waterson, Roxana.
Published: Leiden KITLV Press 2009.
Series: Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ; 253.
Topics: Toraja (Indonesian people) - Rites and ceremonies. | Toraja (Indonesian people) - Social life and customs. | Ethnology - Indonesia - Tana Toraja. | Social evolution. | Society and social sciences. | HISTORY - Asia - Southeast Asia. | Ethnische Identit├Ąt | Ethnische Gruppe | Ackerbau
Regions: Indonesia - Tana Toraja. | Indonesien | Tana Toraja
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Introduction -- A return journey -- Life in Buttang -- Part one: The uses of the past. I. Toraja and their neighbours; Historical perspectives -- II. The view from the mountains -- III. The ancestors of the same dream -- IV. A time of chaos -- V. The awakening of the oath; memory, identity and historical action -- VI. The colonial encounter and social transformation -- Part two: A house society. VII. The mythical origins of humans and their houses -- VIII. A system of rank under strain -- IX. Trunk and branch -- X. Blood and bone -- Part three: Village life. XI. Women and men -- XII. Planting a hearth -- XIII. Land, labour and inheritance -- Part four: Smoke of the rising and the setting sun. XIV. The structure of Aluk To Dolo -- XV. The enhancement of fertility -- XVI. A changing religious landscape -- XVII. The making of ancestors -- XVIII. Dynamics of the ceremonial economy -- Conclusion.
Introduction -- A return journey -- Life in Buttang -- Part One: The uses of the past. I. Toraja and their neighbours; Historical perspectives -- On modes of remembering the past -- Toraja in the Austronesian world -- Naming the Toraja -- Intimacies and enmities: Toraja relations with the Bugis -- Marginality and resistance: political relations between highlands and lowlands -- II. The view from the mountains. The story of Laki Padada -- Heroes, tricksters, and relations with lowland kingdoms -- III. The Ancestors of the Same Dream -- 'Holding back the mountain of Bone': the seventeenth century -- The Ancestors of the Same Dream in oral memory -- IV. A time of chaos. The 1890s: the 'Time of the Sidenreng people' -- The nineteenth century in local memory -- The commoditization of slavery -- V. The awakening of the oath; Memory, identity and historical action.
VI. The colonial encounter and social transformation -- Dutch takeover and its initial impacts -- The Dutch Reformed Church Mission -- The modernizing process and the development of 'Toraja' identity -- Japanese Occupation and the struggle for independence -- Part Two: A house society. VII. The mythical origins of humans and their houses. Types of mythical narrative -- Laughter from the stone: cosmology and creation -- The house of Puang Matua -- The first carpenters -- The first humans on earth -- Sky and water meet on earth: the to manurun di langi' -- The to manurun in Malimbong -- Questions of precedence and links with the past -- VIII. A system of rank under strain. On the mythical origins of slavery -- Regional variations in the ranking system -- Changing relationships between nobles and their dependents.
IX. Trunk and branch. Houses, land and graves -- Metaphors of origin: the trunk and the tip -- The 'life' of the house -- The house and the rapu -- Hopes and dreams -- X. Blood and bone. The inheritance of kinship substance -- The centrality of siblingship in the conceptualization of kin relations -- Fractions of kinship substance -- From siblings to affines, and back again -- Part Three: Village life. XI. Women and men -- On multiplicity and ambiguity in gender analysis -- Gender as an unmarked category in Tana Toraja -- Pairing and balance in marital relationships -- Mobility and stability: elements of difference in the characterisation of gender -- XII. Planting a hearth. Courtship and engagement -- The marriage ritual -- Marriage and status: intermarriage between ranks -- Modernity and the changing style of weddings.
XIII. Land, labour and inheritance. Sale, pawning and sharecropping of land -- Principles of inheritance -- Lotong's story -- Agricultural labour and the formation of communal work groups -- Part Four: Smoke of the rising and the setting sun. XIV. The structure of Aluk To Dolo. Rites of the East and the West -- Ancestors and deities in the landscape -- Intimacy with the ancestors -- XV. The enhancement of fertility. The ritual rhythm of the agricultural cycle -- The ma'bua', climactic Rite of the East -- XVI. A changing religious landscape. Local religions in the Indonesian national context -- Conversion, modernity and identity -- XVII. The making of ancestors. The journey to the afterlife -- The organization of a funeral -- XVIII. Dynamics of the ceremonial economy. Economic domains and their intersections in -- the Sa'dan highlands -- Shifting measures of value: buffaloes and money -- Mortuary ritual and the constitution of value -- Conclusion.
Appendices -- A. Passonde-sonde, Prayer recited after the ritual of ma'tetean bori', (interpretation of dreams) at the conclusion of the house ceremony -- B. Chant for the ma'bugi' ritual -- C. Verses of two ma'badong chants for the deceased (ossoran badong) -- D. Ranked levels of the funeral ceremony -- E Table of exchange values and inflation over the twentieth century -- F. Genealogies -- 1. Tato' Dena''s genealogy of Tangdilino' and his numerous children, who spread out from Banua Puan to found new houses in different parts of Toraja. -- 2. Tato' Dena''s genealogy of Tamboro Langi', a widely recognized to manurun ancestor. He and his wife Sanda Bilik founded their tongkonan on Mount Ullin in Saluputti. Their great-grandchild Laki Padada went in search of eternal life and married a princess of Gowa; their three sons ruled in Luwu', Toraja (Sangalla') and Gowa respectively. This story is the most important of those linking Toraja to the lowland kingdoms. -- 3. Genealogies of tongkonan Buttang, Pasang and Pokko' in Malimbong, showing the mythical ancestors Pa'doran and Gonggang Sado'ko'.

Table of Contents for: Paths and rivers : Sa'dan Toraja society