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The Resource Dreams, madness, and fairy tales in New Britain, Andrew Lattas

Dreams, madness, and fairy tales in New Britain, Andrew Lattas

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Dreams, madness, and fairy tales in New Britain
Title
Dreams, madness, and fairy tales in New Britain
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Lattas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1956-
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Lattas, Andrew
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Carolina Academic Press ritual studies monograph series
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  • Cargo cults
  • Shamanism
  • Witchcraft
  • Fairy tales
  • Whites
  • Public opinion
  • New Britain Island (Papua New Guinea)
  • New Britain Island (Papua New Guinea)
Label
Dreams, madness, and fairy tales in New Britain, Andrew Lattas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-320) and index
Contents
Tricksters, Inversions, Ritual Entrepreneurs / Andrew Strathern -- Chapter One. Sorcery, Dreams, and Death in a Modern World -- Sorcery and the Coming of Whites -- Sorcery, Christianity, and Development -- Sorcery, Ethnicity, and the Catholic Church -- Sorcery and Commodity Production -- Women's Reproduction and the Whiteman's Sorcery -- Modern Consumer Goods and Female Bodies -- Dreams, Colonialism, and the Fragmentation of Bodies -- Dreams and Reconfiguring the Terrain of Race Relations -- Chapter Two. Towards a History of Travel in Melanesia: Shamanism, Dreams, and Overseas Journeys -- Traveling to Heaven -- Traveling to Hell -- Shamanism, Hell, and the New Tribes Mission -- Modernizing the Landscape -- Ships and Travel -- Kivung Visions of Hell and Heaven -- Overseas Trials -- The Seductive Charm of Modernity -- Dreams and Utopia -- Chapter Three. Part One: Technology, Death, and Cargo Cults: The Kaliai Bush -- Technology and Death -- Tigi -- Melo -- Censure's Cult: Photographs and Modernizing the Gaze of the Dead -- Telephoning the Dead -- Chapter Three. Part Two: Technology, Death, and Cargo Cults: Bali and Pomio -- Melting the Earth into a Flat Ground: Cash Crops and Cars in Dakoa's Cult -- Spirits and Photos in Dakoa's Cult -- The Compass and the Cross -- Justice and Perfect Memories -- A Spectacle of Commodities and Images -- The New Vehicles of the Dead and the Pomio Kivung Movement -- Photos, Televisions, and Video Cameras in the Kivung Movement -- Feeding the Dead and the Cleansing Work of Televisions -- Centralized Grid and Portable Batteries -- Shamans and the Cosmic Flows of Modern Plumbing -- Modern Shamans and Healing -- A Material Imagination -- Chapter Four. Madness, Transgression, and Hope in the Kaliai Bush -- Traditional Accounts of Madness -- Hallucinations, Reality, and the Dead -- Missionaries and the Policing of Fictions -- Madness as Disguise -- Madness and Images of Alterity -- Kail -- Imokeh: Madness and Colonialism -- Christianity and Madness -- Medicine and Madness -- Deciphering Names and the Creation of Hybrid Languages -- Modernity and Madness -- Chapter Five. Melanesian Fairy Tales about Whites -- Akrit and Boku: Satirizing the Body and Morality of Whites -- Children, Cannibalism, and Whites -- The Evil Step Mother and the Masta Who Was Killed by His Own Machine -- A Story about a Masalai Masta Giving Wealth and Power to a Blakskin -- The Putrid Skin Masta and the Princess -- A Seven Head Monster and a Marriage between the Races
Control code
ocn574907998
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
lvi, 337 p.
Isbn
9781594607271
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010007567
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)574907998
Label
Dreams, madness, and fairy tales in New Britain, Andrew Lattas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-320) and index
Contents
Tricksters, Inversions, Ritual Entrepreneurs / Andrew Strathern -- Chapter One. Sorcery, Dreams, and Death in a Modern World -- Sorcery and the Coming of Whites -- Sorcery, Christianity, and Development -- Sorcery, Ethnicity, and the Catholic Church -- Sorcery and Commodity Production -- Women's Reproduction and the Whiteman's Sorcery -- Modern Consumer Goods and Female Bodies -- Dreams, Colonialism, and the Fragmentation of Bodies -- Dreams and Reconfiguring the Terrain of Race Relations -- Chapter Two. Towards a History of Travel in Melanesia: Shamanism, Dreams, and Overseas Journeys -- Traveling to Heaven -- Traveling to Hell -- Shamanism, Hell, and the New Tribes Mission -- Modernizing the Landscape -- Ships and Travel -- Kivung Visions of Hell and Heaven -- Overseas Trials -- The Seductive Charm of Modernity -- Dreams and Utopia -- Chapter Three. Part One: Technology, Death, and Cargo Cults: The Kaliai Bush -- Technology and Death -- Tigi -- Melo -- Censure's Cult: Photographs and Modernizing the Gaze of the Dead -- Telephoning the Dead -- Chapter Three. Part Two: Technology, Death, and Cargo Cults: Bali and Pomio -- Melting the Earth into a Flat Ground: Cash Crops and Cars in Dakoa's Cult -- Spirits and Photos in Dakoa's Cult -- The Compass and the Cross -- Justice and Perfect Memories -- A Spectacle of Commodities and Images -- The New Vehicles of the Dead and the Pomio Kivung Movement -- Photos, Televisions, and Video Cameras in the Kivung Movement -- Feeding the Dead and the Cleansing Work of Televisions -- Centralized Grid and Portable Batteries -- Shamans and the Cosmic Flows of Modern Plumbing -- Modern Shamans and Healing -- A Material Imagination -- Chapter Four. Madness, Transgression, and Hope in the Kaliai Bush -- Traditional Accounts of Madness -- Hallucinations, Reality, and the Dead -- Missionaries and the Policing of Fictions -- Madness as Disguise -- Madness and Images of Alterity -- Kail -- Imokeh: Madness and Colonialism -- Christianity and Madness -- Medicine and Madness -- Deciphering Names and the Creation of Hybrid Languages -- Modernity and Madness -- Chapter Five. Melanesian Fairy Tales about Whites -- Akrit and Boku: Satirizing the Body and Morality of Whites -- Children, Cannibalism, and Whites -- The Evil Step Mother and the Masta Who Was Killed by His Own Machine -- A Story about a Masalai Masta Giving Wealth and Power to a Blakskin -- The Putrid Skin Masta and the Princess -- A Seven Head Monster and a Marriage between the Races
Control code
ocn574907998
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
lvi, 337 p.
Isbn
9781594607271
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010007567
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)574907998

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