Smoke rising from the villages of the dead: Seasonal patterns of mood in a Papua New Guinea society

Simon Harrison

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    Abstract

    This article discusses seasonal patterns of mood in a Papua New Guinea society, showing how these are connected with beliefs relating to cosmology and the after life, and with more abstract conceptions of personhood, socialites and attachment. The argument suggests that cultural factors may play an important role in mediating the influences of seasonal changes on everyday moods, and that such moods may be complex socio-cultural constructs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)257-274
    JournalJournal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
    Volume7
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2001

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