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How To Change Language 25pp




This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this website we will assume that you are happy with the usage of cookies. For more information please read our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Liminal Meanings: Sexually Charged Giriama Funerary Ritual and Unsettled Participant Frameworks Giriama (Graveyard) To facilitate the conversion of our collaboration with Prof. Klaus Völker in the fields of the contextual functionalism and ethnopragmatics, we have conducted qualitative, contextual and socio-historical studies on the Giriama (Tongan: Giriama) burial tradition. Within a tradition of rituals and ceremonies we have observed six examples of the social practice of those deaths, of which four of the deceased have been the husband or the father of the deceased, while the last one is the only burial of a child. The dead husbands and fathers have been buried along the west coast of Vaiā and Lotofaga and the child dead along the east coast of Vaiā and Lotofaga. The traditional burial grounds have been variously defined in the oral tradition and in different regions of Tonga. Giriama have been described as the burial grounds where the bodies of deceased husbands and fathers are left on the beach for drying by the sea breeze; while on the other hand, we have been told that those kinds of bodies are buried inland, beneath the huge stones that are related to the constructions of the sacred mountain Māhue. We are familiarized with the difference between those places, as we have witnessed two different kinds of traditional burial grounds in Vaiā and Lotofaga, respectively. In the course of the study, we had an opportunity to learn the oral traditions of those places in Vaiā and Lotofaga from the elderly people who were familiar with the traditions in those regions. This research aims to obtain an understanding of the reasoning behind the deceased having been buried in those places. We expected to get a clearer idea of the social setting of the place where the dead bodies were buried. This study is composed of two parts. The first part is about the context of the traditional burial grounds in Vaiā and Lotofaga and the second part is about the funerary practices of those places. Contextual Study The first phase of the research consisted of recording the narratives of people who were knowledgeable about those traditions. Those narratives were recorded by the authors




How To Change Language 25pp

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