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Title New mana : transformations of a classic concept in Pacific languages and cultures / edited by Matt Tomlinson and Ty P. Kswika Tengan.

Publication Info. Acton, ACT, Australia : ANU Press, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 373 pages) : illustrations, maps.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Monographs in anthropology series
Monographs in anthropology series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction : mana anew / Matt Tomlinson and Ty P. Kwika Tengan -- Mana Hawai‘i : an examination of political uses of the word mana in Hawaiian / Noenoe K. Silva -- Tha mana of K : indigenous nationhood, masculinity and authority in Hawai‘i / Ty P. Kwika Tengan -- Bodies permeable and divine : Tapu, Mana and the embodiment of hegemony in pre-Christian Tonga / Andy Mills -- Niu mana, sport, media and the Australian diaspora / Katerina Martina Teaiwa -- Mana, power and "pawa" in the Pacific and beyond / Alan Rumsey -- Mana on the move : why empirical anchorage trumps philosophical drift / Thorgeir Kolshus -- "Press the button, Mama!" : mana and Christianity on Makira, Solomon Islands / Aram Oroi -- The state of mana, the mana of the state / Alexander Mawyer -- Theologies of mana and sau in Fiji / Matt Tomlinson and Sekove Bigitibau -- Claiming pule, manifesting mana : ordinary ethics and Pentecostal self-making in Samoa / Jessica Hardin -- Mana for a new age / Rachel Morgain -- How mana left the Pacific and became a video game mechanic / Alex Golub and Jon Peterson -- Afterword : shape-shifting mana : travels in space and time / Niko Besnier and Margaret Jolly.
Summary "'Mana', a term denoting spiritual power, is found in many Pacific Islands languages. In recent decades, the term has been taken up in New Age movements and online fantasy gaming. In this book, 16 contributors examine mana through ethnographic, linguistic, and historical lenses to understand its transformations in past and present. The authors consider a range of contexts including Indigenous sovereignty movements, Christian missions and Bible translations, the commodification of cultural heritage, and the dynamics of diaspora. Their investigations move across diverse island groups--Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Hawai'i, and French Polynesia--and into Australia, North America and even cyberspace. A key insight that the volume develops is that mana can be analysed most productively by paying close attention to its ethical and aesthetic dimensions. Since the late nineteenth century, mana has been an object of intense scholarly interest. Writers in many fields including anthropology, linguistics, history, religion, philosophy, and missiology have long debated how the term should best be understood. The authors in this volume review mana's complex intellectual history but also describe the remarkable transformations going on in the present day as scholars, activists, church leaders, artists, and entrepreneurs take up mana in new ways"--Provided by publisher.
Language English.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 22, 2018).
Subject Mana -- History.
Mana -- Pacific Area.
Mana. (OCoLC)fst01007101
Pacific Area. (OCoLC)fst01243504
Australasian and Pacific history.
Regional and national history.
Social and cultural anthropology, ethnography Mod Social and cultural anthropology, ethnography.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Added Author Tomlinson, Matt, 1970- editor.
Tengan, Ty P. Kwika, 1975- editor.
ISBN 9781760460082 electronic book
1760460087 electronic book
9781760460075 paperback
1760460079 paperback
Standard No. AU@ 000058396152
GBVCP 865795142
GBVCP 86996870X
GBVCP 1008666718

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