ISBN-10:
0198234155
ISBN-13:
9780198234159
Pub. Date:
08/10/2000
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Arguments and Icons: Divergent Modes of Religiosity / Edition 1

Arguments and Icons: Divergent Modes of Religiosity / Edition 1

by Harvey Whitehouse

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Arguments and Icons: Divergent Modes of Religiosity / Edition 1

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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ISBN-13: 9780198234159
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 08/10/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Figures
xi
Introduction 1(2)
The Theoretical Context
3(2)
Episodic and Semantic Memory
5(4)
Memory and Modes of Religiosity
9(3)
Summary of the Book
12(6)
Indigenous Religions of Papua New Guinea
18(16)
Initiations as Rites of Terror
21(2)
Existing Approaches to Rites of Terror
23(7)
The Cognitive and Political Implications of Rites of Terror
30(4)
From Mission to Movement
34(20)
Modalities of Codification
35(2)
Early Missionization and the Politics of Memory
37(4)
Christianity and Indigenous Movements
41(3)
The Tedium Effect and Localized Splintering
44(3)
The Political Implications of Indigenous Movements
47(2)
Codification, Memory, and Group Formation
49(5)
Modalities of Codification and Dissemination
54(27)
The Case Studies
54(4)
Doctrinal Revelations
58(5)
Imagistic Revelations
63(10)
Dissemination in the Doctrinal Mode
73(4)
Dissemination in the Imagistic Mode
77(4)
Order and Disorder in Melanesian Religion
81(18)
Ritual and Exegesis
83(5)
Analogic Codes
88(5)
Doctrinal Codification
93(6)
Cognition, Emotion, and Politics
99(26)
Frequency of Transmission and Memory
100(12)
Memory and Political Association
112(13)
Interacting Modes of Religiosity
125(22)
Potentialities and Limitations of the Two Modes of Religiosity
126(4)
The Imagistic Domain of the Early Paliau Movement
130(10)
Modes of Religiosity in the Early Paliau Movement
140(7)
Entangled Histories
147(13)
Modes of Religiosity in the European Reformation
150(6)
From Reformation to Missionization
156(4)
Modes of Religiosity and Political Evolution
160(29)
The Imagistic Mode in the Upper Palaeolithic
161(8)
The Doctrinal Mode and the Great Transformation
169(3)
Literacy, Orality, and Modes of Religiosity
172(8)
Routinization, Communitas, and Modes of Religiosity
180(5)
Epilogue
185(4)
References 189(10)
Index 199

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