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Priests, Witches and Power

Priests, Witches and Power

Popular Christianity after Mission in Southern Tanzania

  • Author: Maia Green
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781139435208
  • Category: Social Science
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In the aftermath of colonial mission, Christianity has come to have widespread acceptance in Southern Tanzania. In this book, Maia Green explores contemporary Catholic practice in a rural community of Southern Tanzania. Setting the adoption of Christianity and the suppression of witchcraft in a historical context, she suggests that power relations established during the colonial period continue to hold between both popular Christianity and orthodoxy, and local populations and indigenous clergy. Paradoxically, while local practices around the constitution of kinship and personhood remain defiantly free of Christian elements, they inform a popular Christianity experienced as a system of substances and practices. This book offers a challenge to idealist and interpretative accounts of African participation in twentieth-century religious forms, and argues for a politically grounded analysis of historical processes. It will appeal widely to scholars and students of anthropology, sociology and African Studies; particularly those interested in religion and kinship.

In Search of Living Knowledge

In Search of Living Knowledge

  • Author: Swantz, Marja-Liisa
  • Publisher: Mkuki na Nyota Publishers
  • ISBN: 998775340X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 264
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Marja-Liisa Swantz has spent a lifetime conducting participatory action research in Tanzania, and In Search of Living Knowledge encapsulates her reactions. She started her career in 1952 in Tanganyika as an instructor to the first generation of women teachers at Ashira Teacher’s Training College, situated on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. In the first years of Tanzania’s independence from Britain, she devoted five years (1965-1970) to participant research in a coastal Zaramo village near the capital city of Dar es Salaam. The research culminated in her book, Ritual and Symbol in Transitional Tanzanian Society, and a doctorate in Anthropology of Religion, which she received from the Swedish University of Uppsala in 1970. The author further developed the Participatory Approach to research while serving as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Dar es Salaam from 1972 to 1975. After becoming a lecturer at the University of Helsinki she continued to develop Participatory Action Research with Tanzanian and Finnish doctoral candidates in a project in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, known as Jipemoyo. She continued to apply the participatory approach in research projects as Director of the Institute of Development Research at the University of Helsinki, where she taught anthropology, and as a Senior Researcher at the World Institute for Development Economics Research Institute in Helsinki in the 1980s. Since retirement, the author has continued her research, writing, and participation in development projects in Tanzania, including projects in Mtwara and Lindi from 1992 to 1998, and for 12 years while involved in a Local Government Cooperation project between Hartola in Finland and Iramba in Tanzania.

African Studies Association annual meeting. [Program]

African Studies Association annual meeting. [Program]

  • Author: African Studies Association
  • Publisher: African Studies Association
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Building God’s Kingdom

Building God’s Kingdom

Norwegian Missionaries in Highland Madagascar 1866 - 1903

  • Author: Karina Hestad Skeie
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004242120
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 320
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In Building God’s Kingdom Karina Hestad Skeie analyzes Malagasy influence on the nineteenth century Norwegian mission in highland Madagascar. Exploring the encounters' material, spatial and symbolic aspects, the study reveals the complex dynamics of mission encounters.

The Anthropology of Christianity

The Anthropology of Christianity

  • Author: Fenella Cannell
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822388154
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
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This collection provides vivid ethnographic explorations of particular, local Christianities as they are experienced by different groups around the world. At the same time, the contributors, all anthropologists, rethink the vexed relationship between anthropology and Christianity. As Fenella Cannell contends in her powerful introduction, Christianity is the critical “repressed” of anthropology. To a great extent, anthropology first defined itself as a rational, empirically based enterprise quite different from theology. The theology it repudiated was, for the most part, Christian. Cannell asserts that anthropological theory carries within it ideas profoundly shaped by this rejection. Because of this, anthropology has been less successful in considering Christianity as an ethnographic object than it has in considering other religions. This collection is designed to advance a more subtle and less self-limiting anthropological study of Christianity. The contributors examine the contours of Christianity among diverse groups: Catholics in India, the Philippines, and Bolivia, and Seventh-Day Adventists in Madagascar; the Swedish branch of Word of Life, a charismatic church based in the United States; and Protestants in Amazonia, Melanesia, and Indonesia. Highlighting the wide variation in what it means to be Christian, the contributors reveal vastly different understandings and valuations of conversion, orthodoxy, Scripture, the inspired word, ritual, gifts, and the concept of heaven. In the process they bring to light how local Christian practices and beliefs are affected by encounters with colonialism and modernity, by the opposition between Catholicism and Protestantism, and by the proximity of other religions and belief systems. Together the contributors show that it not sufficient for anthropologists to assume that they know in advance what the Christian experience is; each local variation must be encountered on its own terms. Contributors. Cecilia Busby, Fenella Cannell, Simon Coleman, Peter Gow, Olivia Harris, Webb Keane, Eva Keller, David Mosse, Danilyn Rutherford, Christina Toren, Harvey Whitehouse

The American Journal of Sociology

The American Journal of Sociology

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  • Category: Social sciences
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African Studies Review

African Studies Review

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  • Category: Africa
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Anthropos

Anthropos

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  • Category: Ethnology
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Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society

Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society

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  • Category: Anthropology
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Societies, religion, and history

Societies, religion, and history

central-east Tanzanians and the world they created, c. 200 BCE to 1800 CE

  • Author: Rhonda M. Gonzales
  • Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 257
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Columbia University Press and the American Historical Association (AHA) present Gutenberg, a collection of award-winning monographs written for specialized fields of research. Intended to enhance scholarly and educational publications through new media technologies, the titles of Gutenberg are available either in print or electronically through open access at www.gutenberg-e.org, a Web site hosted by Columbia University. The online version contains digital images, maps, artwork, and hyperlinks, and is fully searchable. These titles are made possible by funding through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Book jacket.

Religion en Afrique

Religion en Afrique

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  • Category: Africa
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Lagos Historical Review

Lagos Historical Review

A Journal of the Department of History, University of Lagos

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  • Category: History
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Choice

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Witchcraft, Sorcery, Rumors and Gossip

Witchcraft, Sorcery, Rumors and Gossip

  • Author: Pamela J. Stewart,Andrew Strathern
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521004732
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 228
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This book demonstrates the role gossip plays in accusations of witchcraft and in widespread social violence.

The Development State

The Development State

Aid, Culture & Civil Society in Tanzania

  • Author: Maia Green
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • ISBN: 184701108X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 217
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A timely, ethnographically informed account of the "development state" of Tanzania, showing how deveA timely, ethnographically informed account of the "development state" of Tanzania, showing how development pra

L'Africa e la stregoneria

L'Africa e la stregoneria

saggio di antropologia storica

  • Author: Alice Bellagamba
  • Publisher: Laterza
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  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 217
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The Anthropology of Development and Globalization

The Anthropology of Development and Globalization

From Classical Political Economy to Contemporary Neoliberalism

  • Author: Marc Edelman,Angelique Haugerud
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780631228790
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 420
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The Anthropology of Development and Globalization is a collection of readings that provides an unprecedented overview of this field that ranges from the field’s classical origins to today’s debates about the “magic” of the free market. Explores the foundations of the anthropology of development, a field newly animated by theories of globalization and transnationalism Framed by an encyclopedic introduction that will prove indispensable to students and experts alike Includes readings ranging from Weber and Marx and Engels to contemporary works on the politics of development knowledge, consumption, environment, gender, international NGO networks, the IMF, campaigns to reform the World Bank, the collapse of socialism, and the limits of “post-developmentalism” Fills a crucial gap in the literature by mingling historical, cultural, political, and economic perspectives on development and globalization Present a wide range of theoretical approaches and topics

Conformity and Conflict

Conformity and Conflict

Readings in Cultural Anthropology

  • Author: James P. Spradley,David W. McCurdy
  • Publisher: Jill Potash
  • ISBN: 0205234100
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 411
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Demonstrate the nature of culture and its influence on people's lives. For over 40 years, the best-selling Conformity and Conflict has brought together original readings and cutting edge research alongside classic works as a powerful way to study human behavior and events. Its readings cover a broad range of theoretical perspectives and demonstrate basic anthropological concepts. The Fourteenth Edition incorporates successful articles from past editions and fresh ideas from the field to show fascinating perspectives on the human experience. Teaching and Learning Experience Personalize Learning - MyAnthroLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking - Articles, article introductions and review questions encourage students to examine their assumptions, discern hidden values, evaluate evidence, assess their conclusions, and more! Engage Students - Section parts, key terms, maps, a glossary and subject index all spark student interest and illustrate the reader's main points with examples and visuals from daily life. Support Instructors - Teaching your course just got easier! You can create a Customized Text or use our Instructor's Manual, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides. Additionally, Conformity and Conflict's part introductions parallel the basic concepts taught in introductory courses – which allow the book to be used alone as a reader or in conjunction with a main text. Note: MyAnthroLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyAnthroLab, please visit www.MyAnthroLab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyAnthroLab (at no additional cost): VP ISBN-10: 0205176011/ISBN-13: 9780205176014

Anthropology, Development, and Modernities

Anthropology, Development, and Modernities

Exploring Discourses, Counter-tendencies, and Violence

  • Author: Paul Kline
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415204996
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 232
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Supported by case studies from Guatemala, Sri Lanka, West Africa, and contemporary Europe, uses anthropological perspectives to explore diverse interpretaions of modernity and development in today's world.