Cargo Cults and Millenarian Movements: Transoceanic Comparisons of New Religious Movements

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G. W. Trompf
Walter de Gruyter, 1990 - Religion - 456 pages
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The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems – both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection with, other cultural systems, such as art, economy, law and politics. Due attention is given to paradigmatic case or comparative studies that exhibit a clear theoretical orientation with the empirical and historical data of religion and such aspects of religion as ritual, the religious imagination, constructions of tradition, iconography, or media. In addition, the formation of religious communities, their construction of identity, and their relation to society and the wider public are key issues of this series.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
the Ras Tafarian
8
The Cargo and the Millennium on both sides of the Pacific
35
The Americanization of Adam
97
movements of the first half of the twentieth century
143
the discovery and disclosure
181
of cultures in the Sepik of Papua New Guinea
213
truth and power
239
Karlene Faith
295
from millenarian
343
On wearing the victors uniforms and replacing their
391
Select Bibliography
425
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