The Resource Aboriginal identities at Galiwin'ku and the conundrum of Christian practices, Carolyn Anne Schwarz

Aboriginal identities at Galiwin'ku and the conundrum of Christian practices, Carolyn Anne Schwarz

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Aboriginal identities at Galiwin'ku and the conundrum of Christian practices
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Aboriginal identities at Galiwin'ku and the conundrum of Christian practices
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Carolyn Anne Schwarz
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eng
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Schwarz, Carolyn Anne
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Thesis (Ph. D.) -- University of Connecticut (2007)
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  • Christianity and culture
  • Yolngu (Australian people)
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Aboriginal identities at Galiwin'ku and the conundrum of Christian practices, Carolyn Anne Schwarz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography : pages 284-301
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volume
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text
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Contents
Introduction: living among the Yolngu people; Defining "identity" in the local context; A framework for conceptualizing religious practices and social relations of power; Empirical studies of change in religious forms among colonized peoples: a brief overview; The politics of authenticity and Indigenous citizenship; Beyond the Australian context: Indigenizing non-Indigenous cultural practices; Order of presentation -- Converting colonial christianity: Yolngu Christianities in historical perspective : An overview: anthropological and historical studies on Aboriginal people and Christianity; The ethnographic setting; An outline of Yolngu social organization; Early contact with the Macassans (Mangatharra) traders; European encroachment; Establishing the Christian Habitus: the Methodist Overseas Mission (MOM) at Galiwin'ku; Historicising missionary Christianity; The 1957 Adjustment Movement; Self-determination and the 1979 Arnhem Land Revival -- Christianity, identity, and Yolngu subjects: individualistic and sharing practices; The Yolngu Christian Habitus today; Why does Christian identity matter to employment and institutionalized authority?; Local institutionalized practices: Church and Government; Institutionalized and egalitarian authority; Yolngu Christian discourses: articulating education and work; Church and state educational networks; Christianity and social capital; Yolngu non-Christian discourses: articulating oppositional identities -- Producing value in the performance of identity: Christian bosses, exchange and an intercultural ritual project: On re-mapping the sharing network; Monitoring personal and group authority through competition; Christian persons in the role of cultural-mediators: a historical precedent at Galiwin'ku; Organizing the Mawul Project through "Boss-ship"; Performing Mawul in the intercultural space: producing value in Aboriginal identity ; Interpreting Mawul in the Aboriginal domain: achieving nurturance through competition -- Sorcery and gossip in dialogue with Christian identities: disputes over deceased kin and land: Perpetuating the values of the sharing network: Indigenizing Christian identities; Reshaping the postcolonial person: Christian discursive processes; Yolngu Christian identity: incorporating colonizing discourses; Challenges to Christian identity, sorcery allegations, and threats to use the Australian legal system: exploring some common themes; Mobilising kinship and Christian identities in disputes over the ceremonial site; Performing claims to burial lands: reproducing conflicts over land ownership and belonging; Arguing over objects of clan group identity -- Church rhetoric: reshaping identity: Sunday services: reiterating the aims of traditional ceremonial performances; Bosses and servants: establishing Yolngu-conceived Christian roles; Preaching on the microphone: ritual leadership and an egalitarian versus a Western Church ethos; Christian sharing and the forging of a Yolngu Christian identity; Oppositional rhetoric: reaffirming a Yolngu identity vis a vis other Christian peoples -- "Cleaning your own backyard" : renegotiating personal autonomy and relatedness -- Establishing personal autonomy: Christianity and kinship; Using Christian representations to signify personal autonomy in conflicts among kin; Attending church services: personal autonomy from senior kin and church leaders; God and person: Christian and ancestral cosmologies; A Christian model for reestablishing relatedness: authority and looking after; Wurrpurr: an example of "working for God"; Matjawuy: declaring personal autonomy in Aboriginal struggles -- Transforming sick persons: sorcery, Christianity and biomedicine: sorcery past and present: an overview; God and the sorcerer; Sorcery narratives: a conundrum of Christian, biomedical and traditional discourses; Traditional healing practices; Christian healing: localizing patterns of evangelical healing discourses; Personal sickness, community responsibility restoring fragmented relatedness -- Conclusion: Indigenized Christianities and political agency
Control code
000044388526
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
x, 301 pages;
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Open copying for private study (in accordance with Copyright Act 1968). Not for Inter Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Carolyn Schwarz
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Stock number
MAR07/116
System control number
(OCoLC)150478397
Label
Aboriginal identities at Galiwin'ku and the conundrum of Christian practices, Carolyn Anne Schwarz
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography : pages 284-301
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: living among the Yolngu people; Defining "identity" in the local context; A framework for conceptualizing religious practices and social relations of power; Empirical studies of change in religious forms among colonized peoples: a brief overview; The politics of authenticity and Indigenous citizenship; Beyond the Australian context: Indigenizing non-Indigenous cultural practices; Order of presentation -- Converting colonial christianity: Yolngu Christianities in historical perspective : An overview: anthropological and historical studies on Aboriginal people and Christianity; The ethnographic setting; An outline of Yolngu social organization; Early contact with the Macassans (Mangatharra) traders; European encroachment; Establishing the Christian Habitus: the Methodist Overseas Mission (MOM) at Galiwin'ku; Historicising missionary Christianity; The 1957 Adjustment Movement; Self-determination and the 1979 Arnhem Land Revival -- Christianity, identity, and Yolngu subjects: individualistic and sharing practices; The Yolngu Christian Habitus today; Why does Christian identity matter to employment and institutionalized authority?; Local institutionalized practices: Church and Government; Institutionalized and egalitarian authority; Yolngu Christian discourses: articulating education and work; Church and state educational networks; Christianity and social capital; Yolngu non-Christian discourses: articulating oppositional identities -- Producing value in the performance of identity: Christian bosses, exchange and an intercultural ritual project: On re-mapping the sharing network; Monitoring personal and group authority through competition; Christian persons in the role of cultural-mediators: a historical precedent at Galiwin'ku; Organizing the Mawul Project through "Boss-ship"; Performing Mawul in the intercultural space: producing value in Aboriginal identity ; Interpreting Mawul in the Aboriginal domain: achieving nurturance through competition -- Sorcery and gossip in dialogue with Christian identities: disputes over deceased kin and land: Perpetuating the values of the sharing network: Indigenizing Christian identities; Reshaping the postcolonial person: Christian discursive processes; Yolngu Christian identity: incorporating colonizing discourses; Challenges to Christian identity, sorcery allegations, and threats to use the Australian legal system: exploring some common themes; Mobilising kinship and Christian identities in disputes over the ceremonial site; Performing claims to burial lands: reproducing conflicts over land ownership and belonging; Arguing over objects of clan group identity -- Church rhetoric: reshaping identity: Sunday services: reiterating the aims of traditional ceremonial performances; Bosses and servants: establishing Yolngu-conceived Christian roles; Preaching on the microphone: ritual leadership and an egalitarian versus a Western Church ethos; Christian sharing and the forging of a Yolngu Christian identity; Oppositional rhetoric: reaffirming a Yolngu identity vis a vis other Christian peoples -- "Cleaning your own backyard" : renegotiating personal autonomy and relatedness -- Establishing personal autonomy: Christianity and kinship; Using Christian representations to signify personal autonomy in conflicts among kin; Attending church services: personal autonomy from senior kin and church leaders; God and person: Christian and ancestral cosmologies; A Christian model for reestablishing relatedness: authority and looking after; Wurrpurr: an example of "working for God"; Matjawuy: declaring personal autonomy in Aboriginal struggles -- Transforming sick persons: sorcery, Christianity and biomedicine: sorcery past and present: an overview; God and the sorcerer; Sorcery narratives: a conundrum of Christian, biomedical and traditional discourses; Traditional healing practices; Christian healing: localizing patterns of evangelical healing discourses; Personal sickness, community responsibility restoring fragmented relatedness -- Conclusion: Indigenized Christianities and political agency
Control code
000044388526
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
x, 301 pages;
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Open copying for private study (in accordance with Copyright Act 1968). Not for Inter Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Carolyn Schwarz
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Stock number
MAR07/116
System control number
(OCoLC)150478397

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