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Maps and Photographs
Abbreviations &and Note on Foreign Terms

Introduction: Culture Change and Exchange

Chapter 1. Bena Stories, Histories and Sociality
Chapter 2. Unexpected Actions and strategic Exchanges: Leadership, Warfare, and Economy
Chapter 3. In Exchange with the World: The Concept of Person in Bena
Chapter 4. Changing Exchanges: Head Payments and Life-Cycle Rituals
Chapter 5. Magical Practices and their Transformations in Modern Bena
Chapter 6. Sanguma: The ‘Essence-Suckers’
Chapter 7. In Exchange with God: Christianity in modern Bena
Chapter 8. Expect the Unexpected: Scientology in Napamogona



Culture Change and Ex-Change

Syncretism and Anti-Syncretism in Bena, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea

Regina Knapp

313 pages, 18 illus., 2 maps, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-384-2 Hb Published (October 2017)

eISBN 978-1-78533-385-9 eBook