Arguments and Icons: Divergent Modes of Religiosity / Edition 1

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Through a close examination of four Melanesian religious traditions, Whitehouse identifies a set of recurrent interconnections between styles of religious transmission, systems of memory, and patterns of political association. He argues that these interconnections may shed light on a variety of general problems in history, archaeology, and social theory.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198234159
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/10/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Figures
Introduction 1
1 Indigenous Religions of Papua New Guinea 18
Initiations as Rites of Terror 21
Existing Approaches to Rites of Terror 23
The Cognitive and Political Implications of Rites of Terror 30
2 From Mission to Movement 34
Modalities of Codification 35
Early Missionization and the Politics of Memory 37
Christianity and Indigenous Movements 41
The Tedium Effect and Localized Splintering 44
The Political Implications of Indigenous Movements 47
Codification, Memory, and Group Formation 49
3 Modalities of Codification and Dissemination 54
The Case Studies 54
Doctrinal Revelations 58
Imagistic Revelations 63
Dissemination in the Doctrinal Mode 73
Dissemination in the Imagistic Mode 77
4 Order and Disorder in Melanesian Religion 81
Ritual and Exegesis 83
Analogic Codes 88
Doctrinal Codification 93
5 Cognition, Emotion, and Politics 99
Frequency of Transmission and Memory 100
Memory and Political Association 112
6 Interacting Modes of Religiosity 125
Potentialities and Limitations of the Two Modes of Religiosity 126
The Imagistic Domain of the Early Paliau Movement 130
Modes of Religiosity in the Early Paliau Movement 140
7 Entangled Histories 147
Modes of Religiosity in the European Reformation 150
From Reformation to Missionization 156
8 Modes of Religiosity and Political Evolution 160
The Imagistic Mode in the Upper Palaeolithic 161
The Doctrinal Mode and the Great Transformation 169
Literacy, Orality, and Modes of Religiosity 172
Routinization, Communitas, and Modes of Religiosity 180
Epilogue 185
References 189
Index 199
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