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Pentecostalism and Egalitarianism in Melanesia

A Reconsideration of the Pentecostal Gender Paradox

Annelin Eriksen

what gender is. In order to make this argument, I will take as a point of departure ethnographies of what I call ‘difference-based societies’ in Melanesia and set up a structural contrast to what I call ‘sameness-based societies’ (see also Rio and

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Ambivalent Mobilities in the Pacific

“Savagery” and “Civilization” in the Australian Interwar Imaginary

Nicholas Halter

islander “savage” in the region of Melanesia, discussing the tensions between the savage of fictional and scientific discourses, and identifying characteristics of the savage that travelers focused on during the 1920s and 1930s, namely, primitivism

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Narratives, Ontologies, Entanglements, and Iconoclasms

Sondra L. Hausner, Simon Coleman, and Ruy Llera Blanes

personal history as the basis from which she learned to observe, research, and write about religion. The articles section features detailed discussions about multiple parts of the world, from Melanesia to China and back to India, in addition to revisiting

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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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Legacies, Trajectories, and Comparison in the Anthropology of Buddhism

Nicolas Sihlé and Patrice Ladwig

comparative work has been carried out, especially in Melanesia and the Amazon, with veritable ‘theory schools’ emerging from these efforts. 13 An example of regional comparison on a relatively small scale is Ramble’s (1990) examination of two rather close

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The Spectacular Traveling Woman

Australian and Canadian Visions of Women, Modernity, and Mobility between the Wars

Sarah Galletly

), 68. 21 White, On Holidays , 94. 22 Ngaire Douglas, They Came For Savages: 100 Years of Tourism in Melanesia (Lis-more: Southern Cross University Press, 1996), 72. 23 Kuttainen, “Trafficking Literature,” 90. 24 Advertisement, AWM 3, no. 38 (16

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The Uncanniness of Missionary Others

A Discursive Analysis of a Century of Anthropological Writings on Missionary Ethnographers

Travis Warren Cooper

’s admonition to the missionaries in Melanesia, the observer can witness a third anthropological discourse about missionary work—one that applies an evaluative taxonomy to the missionaries themselves. In 1909, Rivers employs a program of valuation to the