Returned laborers, purification ritual: men eat bespelled pork and yams, renouncing taboo
- July 1962
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[Title, Date]. Edwin Cook Papers. MSS 0187. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego. [Digital Object URL]
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"The ceremonial feeding of the returned boys. They have not had any food since they arrived back, which was day before yesterday. Food was taboo to them because they had become contaminated by associating with traditional enemies while away. If they had eaten any of the local produce prior to this ceremony they would have thrown everyone into imminent danger of becoming fatally ill." MSS187, Box 44, Folder 9.
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