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Becoming sinners : Christianity and moral torment in a Papua New Guinea society

Author: Joel Robbins
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Univ. of Calif. Press, 2008.
Series: Ethnographic studies in subjectivity, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Nachdr.]View all editions and formats
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Exploring the Christian culture of the Urapmin, Joel Robbins shows how its preoccupations provide keys to understanding the nature of cultural change more generally. Offers one of the richest  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Robbins
ISBN: 9780520238008 0520238001
OCLC Number: 699123391
Description: XXVII, 383 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten.
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Prologue: A Heavy Christmas and a Pig Law for People Introduction: Christianity and Cultural Change PART ONE: THE MAKING OF A CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 1. From Salt to the Law: Contact and the Early Colonial Period 2. Christianity and the Colonial Transformation of Regional Relations 3. Revival, Second-Stage Conversion, and the Localization of the Urapmin Church PART TWO: LIVING IN SIN 4. Contemporary Urapmin in Millennial Time and Space 5. Willfulness, Lawfulness, and Urapmin Morality 6. Desire and Its Discontents: Free Time and Christian Morality 7. Rituals of Redemption and Technologies of the Self 8. Millennialism and the Contest of Values Conclusion: Christianity, Cultural Change, and the Moral Life of the Hybrid Notes References Index
Series Title: Ethnographic studies in subjectivity, 4.
Responsibility: Joel Robbins.

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"Robbins manages, through his ethnography, to illustrate for us the need to understand radical change." Reviews In Anthropology

 
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