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Shape-Shifting Mana: Travels in Space and Time

Besnier, Niko; Jolly, Margaret

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‘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...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/218391
Book Title: New Mana: Transformations of a Classic Concept in Pacific Languages and Cultures
DOI: 10.22459/NM.04.2016

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