Partible penitents: dividual personhood and Christian practice in Melanesia and the West
Recent discussions by anthropologists and others regarding the transmission and adoption of exogenous cultural elements have been framed by such tropes as cultural 'rupture', 'collision', 'disjuncture', 'hybridity', and 'globalization'. These studies have been undertaken largely independent of the 'New Melanesian Ethnography' and its distinctive understanding of partible personhood. Burgeoning studies of Christian conversion have elided the partibility of persons with respect to both indigenous...[Show more]
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