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Studies in Anthropology & History #10: Tradition and Christianity

Hardback|May 1994
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Burt studies the effects of the 19th century labour trade, colonial subjugation and the subsequent Christian conversion. He examines the anti-colonial Maasina Rule movement of the 1940s and finally illustrates the subsequent efforts of Kwara'ae leaders to regain their self-determination...


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Burt studies the effects of the 19th century labour trade, colonial subjugation and the subsequent Christian conversion. He examines the anti-colonial Maasina Rule movement of the 1940s and finally illustrates the subsequent efforts of Kwara'ae leaders to regain their self-determination and to reaffirm the values of "tradition" under Christianity.^The Kwara'ae example of colonialism and Christianity is part of the broader experience of Melanesia and of other peoples in the Third World who once lived a tribal life. The detailed local focus, based on a year of fieldwork, provides valuable evidence essential to a wider comparative analysis of colonial history and the continuing development of indigenous Christianity from an anthropological and a historical perspective.^"Tradition and Christianity" explores how and why a Pacific Islands people, fiercely attached to the tradition of their ancestors, have transformed their society by changing their religion. The book describes the tra
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 77797
  • Product Code 3718654490
  • EAN 9783718654499
  • Pages 314
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Missions
  • Publisher Harwood Academic
  • Publication Date May 1994
  • Dimensions 250 x 178 x 25mm
  • Weight 0.454kg

Ben Burt

Ben Burt is curator in the Department of Africa, the Americas, and Oceania at the British Museum. He and his collaborator on this book, David Akin, have been researching Malaitan culture and history since 1979, with the support of Michael Kwa'ioloa and the chiefs of Kwara'ae and Kwaio.

  • Land And People, Relationships And Rules
  • People And Ghosts, Religion And Politics
  • Going Overseas (1870s To 1890s)
  • God And Government Arrive (1900s To 1910s)
  • The Christian Transformation (1920s To 1930s)
  • Masing Rul - The Maasina Rule Movement (1940s)
  • Towards ""independence"" (1950s To 1980s)
  • The Christian Social Order
  • Kwara'ae Christianity And The Christian Tradition
  • Maps Of Solomon Islands And Malaita And Kwara'ae And Kwai District.

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