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Toward a Comparative Anthropology of Muslim and Christian Lived Religion

Daan Beekers

. Schieffelin , and Aparecida Vilaça . 2014 . “ Evangelical Conversion and the Transformation of the Self in Amazonia and Melanesia: Christianity and the Revival of Anthropological Comparison .” Comparative Studies in Society and History 56 ( 3 ): 559

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Print Culture, Mobility, and The Pacific, 1920–1950

Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

cultural meanings attached to these movements. Missionaries and scientists traveling to Melanesia, Australian writers crossing the Pacific, and upper-class women cruising the world were all tangled up in the ambiguities and contestations over authority and

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Stuart Kirsch

Anthropology 42 , no. 2 : 167 – 198 . 10.1086/320006 Kirsch , S. ( 2001b ), ‘ Social networks and compensation claims in Melanesia ’, Social Anthropology 9 , no. 2 : 147 – 163 . doi: 10.1017/S0964028201000118 . 10.1111/j.1469-8676.2001.tb00143.x

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Rane Willerslev

‘ethnographic orthodoxy’ through its concern for uncovering the radical alterity of others ( Willerslev 2013c: 42 ). This radical alterity is supposed to be found primarily in small-scale communities in Amazonia ( Viveiros de Castro 1992 ), Melanesia ( Scott

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Fates Worse Than Death

Destruction and Social Attachment in Timor-Leste

Gabriel Tusinski

, Southeast Asia, Melanesia, and the Pacific Islands, albeit with differing socio-cultural implications. As Keane (1997: 70) points out for the Anakalangese of Sumba, the combination of the dual vegetal components of betel is conceptualized as iconic of the

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On Knowing Faith

Theology, Everyday Religion, and Anthropological Theory

Joel Robbins

not only from people in India or Melanesia or Amazonia, but also from elite theologians working in various religious traditions. Might this also allow us to understand aspects of life about which we have been ignorant in the past? My wager in the rest

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Doing Personhood in Chinese Culture

The Desiring Individual, Moralist Self and Relational Person

Yunxiang Yan

. 10.1002/ocea.5069 Mosko , M. 2010 . ‘ Partible Penitents: Dividual Personhood and Christian Practice in Melanesia and the West ’. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (n.s.) 16 ( 2 ): 215 – 240 . 10.1111/j.1467-9655.2010.01618.x

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Marxian anthropology resurgent

Patrick Neveling and Luisa Steur

and failures of 1917, with Mauss’s privileged upbringing under the wings of his anti-revolutionary, republican uncle Émile Durkheim and his Eurocentric armchair anthropology comparison of Roman and Sanskrit law with contemporary societies in Melanesia

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The Human Version 2.0

AI, Humanoids, and Immortality

Annelin Eriksen

, the value of the individual—in contrast to, for instance, the value of purity in India ( Dumont 1980 ) or the value of the relation in Melanesia ( Eriksen 2008 ; Robbins 2004 )—does not itself create holism. This seems an obvious point, and one that

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Hierarchy, Value, and the Value of Hierarchy

Naomi Haynes and Jason Hickel

Smedal 2009a . Robbins , Joel . 1994 . “ Equality as a Value: Ideology in Dumont, Melanesia, and the West .” Social Analysis 36 : 21 – 70 . Robbins , Joel . 2004 . Becoming Sinners: Christianity and Moral Torment in a Papua New Guinea Society