The Iban Folk Belief

Noria, Tugang and Anna, Durin and Yow, Chong Lee and Hashim, A. and Adilawati, A. and Bibiana, Sam (2018) The Iban Folk Belief. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 8 (14). pp. 100-107. ISSN 2222-6990

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This paper aims to examine Iban’s miringtradition using Victor Turner’s (1985) theoretical framework of sociodrama. Miringis a worship presentation by providing food to extraordinary powers consistingof god, goddess, good spirit and evil spirit, and their ancestors' spirit that have died long ago in order to seek for solution to the problems they encountered in their daily life. In other words, miring is part of Iban’s folk belief system passed down from one generation to another. By incorporating Turner’s sociodrama, it gives new perspective on miring ritual as a form of sociodrama, of which mantra and ritual dance are performed with many other ingredients prepared alongside the ritual. Symbols that signify Iban people’s life is very much interconnected with their environment and the supernatural world are recorded and given meanings in this article.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Iban Society, Iban Beliefs, Miringtradition, Sociodrama, Extraordinary Powers, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Depositing User: Tuah
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2020 01:57
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2023 07:02

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