The Resource The refusal of holy engagement: : how man-making can fail, Basil Sansom

The refusal of holy engagement: : how man-making can fail, Basil Sansom

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The refusal of holy engagement: : how man-making can fail
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The refusal of holy engagement:
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how man-making can fail
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Basil Sansom
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Summary
Examination of the Aboriginal engagement with the Dreaming in the context of male initiation ceremonies, (Wallaby Cross) Top End, NT; anthropological understandings of initiation and the sacred; problem of failed initiations - case studies (Roy Kelly, Mike Wagin, Will and Sullivan); social role and life of the outsider (humour and the trickster); problem of initiate 'deafness' and bleeding as signs of failure; politics of changes in initiation - role of young men and challenges to the power of senior men; cruelty and abuse within initiation - argument of Ted Wolsey; the conversion of Wallaby Cross into a town camp and the loss of sacred objects; critique of Stanner's reluctance to admit gnosis to social fact - problem of the spiritual in the rights to land; encounters with the powers of the Dreaming - dangers of kinship affiliations of Dreamings (Japparti Wickham's account of the Mirtartawunta Rainbow Serpent) and the placation of deities through owner / manager relations; subsistence change and the decline in concern for increase sites - anxiety over exploitation of country - spread of Kunapipi (life of Kulumput as exmple of new relational possibilities); addition of an interactions understanding of the 'holy' to Stanner's four symbolisms of the Dreaming; argues that for holy engagements ontology precedes the structure of divinities and persons
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Sansom, Basil
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  • Kelly, Roy
  • Wagin, Mike
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The refusal of holy engagement: : how man-making can fail, Basil Sansom
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Bibliography: p. 56-57
Extent
p. 24-57
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The refusal of holy engagement: : how man-making can fail, Basil Sansom
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 56-57
Extent
p. 24-57

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