Beyond Primitivism: Indigenous Religious Traditions and Modernity / Edition 1

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Overview

What role do indigenous religions play in today's world? Beyond Primitivism is a complete appraisal of indigenous religions - faiths integrally connected to the cultures in which they originate, as distinct from global religions of conversion - as practised across America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific today. At a time when local traditions across the world are colliding with global culture, it explores the future of indigenous faiths as they encounter modernity and globalization. Beyond Primitivism argues that indigenous religions are not irrelevant in modern society, but are dynamic, progressive forces of continuing vitality and influence. Including essays on Haitian vodou, Korean shamanism and the Sri Lankan 'Wild Man', the contributors reveal the relevance of native religions to millions of believers worldwide, challenging the perception that indigenous faiths are vanishing from the face of the globe.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415273206
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/18/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Preface
Introduction 1
1 Do Jews make good Protestants? The cross-cultural study of ritual 23
2 Can we move beyond primitivism? On recovering the indigenes of indigenous religions in the academic study of religion 37
3 "Classify and conquer": Friedrich Max Muller, indigenous religious traditions, and imperial comparative religion 71
4 A postcolonial meaning of religion: some reflections from the indigenous world 89
5 Saami responses to Christianity: resistance and change 99
6 Tribal religious traditions are constantly devalued in Western discourse on religion 111
7 Guidelines for the study of Mesoamerican religious traditions 118
8 Jaguar Christians in the contact zone: concealed narratives in the historics of religions in the Americas 128
9 Modernity, resistance, and the Iroquois Longhouse people 139
10 "He, not they, best protected the village": religious and other conflicts in twentieth-century Guatemala 149
11 Vodou in the "Tenth Department": New York's Haitian community 164
12 Assualting California's sacred mountains: shamans vs. New Age merchants of Nirvana 172
13 Understanding sacrifice and sanctity in Benin indigenous religion, Nigeria: a case study 181
14 The Earth Mother Scripture: unmasking the neo-archaic 200
15 Popular religions and modernity in Japan 214
16 Rethinking indigenous religious traditions: the case of the Ainu 224
17 Korean shamans and the definition of "religion": a view from the grass roots 245
18 Mandaya myth, memory, and the heroic religious tradition: between Islam and Christianity 256
19 The Vaddas: representations of the wild man in Sri Lanka 272
20 On wondering about wonder: Melanesians and the cargo 297
21 Thinking and teaching with the indigenous traditions of Melanesia 314
22 The Hawaiian lei on a voyage through modernities: a study in post-contact religion 325
Index 343
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