Cargo, Cult, and Culture Critique

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Holger Jebens
University of Hawaii Press, 2004 M01 1 - 294 páginas
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.
 

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Acknowledgments
11
AGAINST CARGO
15
Dissolving the SelfOther Dichotomy in Western Cargo
36
Dialogics of Power and Agency
59
EXPANDING THE FRAMEWORK
79
Violence and Millenarian Modernity in Eastern Indonesia
92
Government Church and Millenarian Critique in the Imyan
117
CARGO AS LIVED REALITY
137
Cargo Personal
170
COMPARISON AND CRITIQUE
187
Enigmas of Cargoist
209
Thoughts on Hope and Cargo
227
Toward
243
References
261
Contributors
283
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Talking about Cargo Cults in Koimumu West New Britain
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