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Mission Sites as indigenous heritage in southern Vanuatu

Flexner, James; Spriggs, Matthew


Christian missions are often characterized as a physical expression of Western colonial power, institutions that were resisted by indigenous people in various ways. In Vanuatu, while there was indeed dramatic resistance to mission incursion, the success of Christianity in many places (for not everyone converted) developed from a series of complex entanglements between indigenous Melanesians and Christian missionaries. This is apparent in oral traditions and in the physical remains relating to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Social Archaelology
DOI: 10.1177/1469605314568251


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