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The Resource Christian moderns : freedom and fetish in the mission encounter, Webb Keane

Christian moderns : freedom and fetish in the mission encounter, Webb Keane

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Christian moderns : freedom and fetish in the mission encounter
Title
Christian moderns
Title remainder
freedom and fetish in the mission encounter
Statement of responsibility
Webb Keane
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Across much of the postcolonial world, Christianity has often become inseparable from ideas and practices linking the concept of modernity to that of human emancipation. To explore these links, Webb Keane undertakes a rich ethnographic study of the century-long encounter, from the colonial Dutch East Indies to post-independence Indonesia, among Calvinist missionaries, their converts, and those who resist conversion. Keane's analysis of their struggles over such things as prayers, offerings, and the value of money challenges familiar notions about agency. Through its exploration of language, materiality, and morality, this book illuminates a wide range of debates in social and cultural theory. It demonstrates the crucial place of Christianity in semiotic ideologies of modernity and sheds new light on the importance of religion in colonial and postcolonial histories."--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keane, Webb
Dewey number
306.666425986
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The anthropology of Christianity
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Missions
  • Missions, Dutch
  • Calvinism
  • Religion and culture
  • Conversion
  • Netherlands
  • Indonesia
Label
Christian moderns : freedom and fetish in the mission encounter, Webb Keane
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Religion's reach -- Beliefs, words, and selves -- Religion, culture, and the colonies -- Conversion's histories -- Umbu Neka's conversion -- Fetishism and the word -- Modern sincerity -- Materialism, missionaries, and modern subjects -- Text, act, objectifications -- Money is no object
Control code
ocm70114550
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780520246522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)70114550
Label
Christian moderns : freedom and fetish in the mission encounter, Webb Keane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Religion's reach -- Beliefs, words, and selves -- Religion, culture, and the colonies -- Conversion's histories -- Umbu Neka's conversion -- Fetishism and the word -- Modern sincerity -- Materialism, missionaries, and modern subjects -- Text, act, objectifications -- Money is no object
Control code
ocm70114550
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780520246522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)70114550

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