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The Saved and the Backsliders: The Charou Soul and the Instability of Belief

Thomas Blom Hansen

in Melancholia of Freedom: Social Life in an Indian Township in South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152950
eISBN:
9781400842612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152950.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how the process of reevaluating one's past and reaching for a future beyond a clear ethnoracial definition is played out among the thousands of ordinary working-class Indians in ... More


God the Father, the Son, His Mother, and the Holy Spirit

Michael French Smith

in A Faraway, Familiar Place: An Anthropologist Returns to Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836863
eISBN:
9780824871253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836863.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The author discusses the attitudes of Kragur people toward religion. He talks about the role of religion in Kragur villagers' experience of the modern world and how they have used religion to try to ... More


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