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Title Cargo, cult, and culture critique / edited by Holger Jebens
Published Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, ©2004
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Contents Cargo, cult, and culture critique / Holger Jebens -- Cargo cult at the third millennium / Lamont Lindstrom -- Dissolving the self-other dichotomy in western "cargo cult" constructions / Elfriede Hermann -- Neither traditional nor foreign : dialogics of power and agency in Fijian history / Martha Kaplan -- Mutual hopes : German money and the tree of wealth in East Flores / Karl-Heinz Kohl -- Violence and millenarian modernity in Eastern Indonesia / Nils Bubandt -- Government, church, and millenarian critique in the Imyan tradition of the religious (Papua/Irian Jaya, Indonesia) / Jaap Timmer -- Encountering the other : millenarianism and the permeability of indigenous domains in Melanesia and Australia / Robert Tomkinson -- Talking about cargo cults in Koimumu (West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea) / Holger Jebens -- From "cult" to religious conviction : the case for making cargo personal / Stephen C. Leavitt -- Cargo and cult : the mimetic critique of capitalist culture / Doug Dalton -- Work, wealth, and knowledge : enigmas of cargoist identifications / Ton Otto -- On the critique in cargo and the cargo in critique : toward a comparative anthropology of critical practice / Joel Robbins
Summary Cargo cults have long exerted a remarkable attraction on Westerners, and the last decade has seen the publication of much new work on the subject. This collection of original essays is based on fieldwork in Melanesia, Fiji, Australia, and Indonesia by scholars who are influential in the contemporary debate on cargo. Conceived as a reader for undergraduate and graduate courses, the volume offers an up-to-date view of the subject and the debates it arouses among contemporary anthropologists.Some contributors plead for the abolition of "cargo" because of its troublesome implications, but also because, in the authors' view, cargo cults do not exist as identifiable objects of study. Others argue that it is precisely this troublesome nature that makes the term a useful analytical tool that should be welcomed rather than rejected. By delineating and substantiating key issues and positions in this lively and ongoing debate, this volume underscores and refines the contemporary reevaluation of cargo cults. Scholars of the Pacific region and others interested in new religious movements should find this volume both enlightening and compelling. Contributors: Nils Bubandt, Vincent Crapanzano, Douglas M. Dalton, Elfriede Hermann, Holger Jebens, Martha Kaplan, Karl-Heinz Kohl, Stephen C. Leavitt, Lamont Lindstrom, Ton Otto, Joel Robbins, Jaap Timmer, Robert Tonkinson
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-282) and index
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Subject Cargo cults
Nativistic movements
Cargo cults.
Cargo cults.
Manners and customs.
Nativistic movements.
Religiöses Leben
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
Melanesia -- Religious life and customs
Melanesia -- Social life and customs
°Arhus <1999>
Form Electronic book
Author Jebens, Holger
ISBN 0824840445
9780824840440 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)