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Cutting Cosmos: Masculinity and Spectacular Events among the Bugkalot

Author:
Mikkelsen, Henrik

ISBN:
978 1 78533 770 3
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
202
List price(s):
95.00 USD
67.00 GBP

Publication date:
1 February 2018

Short description: 

Exploring the notion of masculinity among the Bugkalot, Cutting Cosmos is not only an experimental, anthropological study of the paradoxes around which Bugkalot society revolves, but also a reflection on anthropological theory and writing.

Full description: 

For the first time in over 30 years, a new ethnographic study emerges on the Bugkalot tribe, more widely known as the Ilongot of the northern Philippines. Exploring the notion of masculinity among the Bugkalot, Cutting Cosmos is not only an experimental, anthropological study of the paradoxes around which Bugkalot society revolves, but also a reflection on anthropological theory and writing. Focusing on the transgressive acts through which masculinity is performed, this book explores the idea of the cosmic cut, the ritual act that enables the Bugkalot man to momentarily hold still the chaotic flows of his world.

Table of contents: 

List of IllustrationsAcknowledgementsIntroductionChapter 1. Of Mist and MenChapter 2. Impartial ManChapter 3. ChaosmologyChapter 4. NgayoChapter 5. Power without ChiefBibliographyIndex

Biography: 

Henrik Hvenegaard Mikkelsen holds a PhD from the University of Aarhus, Denmark. He has carried out fieldworks in Denmark, Canada (Montreal) and the Philippines, focusing in particular on aging, sexuality, loneliness, violence and politics. He is currently a postdoc at the University of Copenhagen.

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