By Charles E. Farhadian
Even supposing over 80 percentage of the rustic is Muslim, Indonesia is marked via a rare range in language, ancestry, tradition, faith and methods of existence. This e-book makes a speciality of the Christian Dani of West Papua, delivering a social and ethnographic background of crucial indigenous inhabitants within the stricken province. It provides a desirable assessment of the Dani’s conversion to Christianity, reading the social, spiritual and political makes use of to which they've got positioned their new faith. in keeping with self sufficient learn performed over decades one of the Dani humans, the e-book presents an abundance of latest fabric on spiritual and political occasions in West Papua. Underlining the guts of Christian-Muslim rivalries, the e-book questions the destiny of faith in late-modern occasions.
Read or Download Christianity, Islam and Nationalism in Indonesia (Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series) PDF
Best special groups books
A distinct mix of memoir and scholarship, Keith Gilyard's Voices of the Self is a penetrating research of the linguistic and cultural "collision" skilled via African-American scholars within the public schooling procedure. Gilyard examines black scholars "negotiate" their manner via tuition and discusses the strain among using Black English and conventional English, underlining how that pressure is consultant of the deeper clash that exists among black tradition and white expectancies.
This quantity explores Western attitudes in the direction of the phenomenon of Easternization, drawing upon jap views and studying the influence upon modern tradition to argue that Easternization is one other form of globalization.
As China globalizes, the variety of marriages among chinese language humans and foreigners is expanding. those Chinese--foreign marriages have profound implications for China’s cultural id. This ebook, in accordance with huge unique learn, outlines the different sorts of Chinese--foreign marriage, and divorce, and the altering scale and altering styles of such marriages, and divorces, and examines how such marriages and divorces are portrayed in numerous varieties of media.
The election of Evo Morales as Bolivia's president in 2005 made him his nation's first indigenous head of country, a watershed victory for social activists and local peoples. El Movimiento Sin Tierra (MST), or the Landless Peasant stream, performed an important position in bringing Morales to energy. Following within the culture of the well known Brazilian Landless circulation, Bolivia's MST activists seized unproductive land and equipped farming collectives as a method of resistance to large-scale export-oriented agriculture.
Extra info for Christianity, Islam and Nationalism in Indonesia (Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series)
The ideology behind Indonesian developmentalism was tied to the vision of Indonesianness that infused the rhetorical and developmental strategies of the nation. Dani, and other Papuan highland neighbors, became special targets of national ideologies and cultural projects, with the result that they were assigned positions as objects of development. With “unmistakable overtones of paternalism. . Javanese officials saw themselves on a ‘mission’ to ‘civilize’ backward (masih bodoh) [literally, ‘still stupid’], naked Papuans” (Gietzelt 1989: 205).
This is our expensive money. So the people thought that these people came to make us rich and so they were not our enemy. ” As missionaries later built airstrips and received copious goods delivered by Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) Cessnas and helicopters, Dani associated material blessings with Christian mission. The location of an airstrip came to be identified as “important influences on all future developments associated with the government and the missionaries,” becoming centers of mission outreach and community development (Hayward 1997: 94).
Then, second, they served the bananas the normal way. Elisa Gobay [a Papuan missionary from the Me tribe who assisted the first Western missionaries] with the other missionaries, picked the first gift of bananas. But, before they ate they cleaned the bananas off the stalk. Then, the missionaries ate just like normal people eat bananas. ” Then, the local people brought the green bananas for another test. The Western mission enterprise 15 They brought green and then yellow bananas. They served these to the group.