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Christians in Village Society: Caste, Place, and the Ritualization of Power

David Mosse

in The Saint in the Banyan Tree: Christianity and Caste Society in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520253162
eISBN:
9780520953970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253162.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on the Catholic caste order of a Tamil village. It examines the distinctive “secularization” of caste as a historical effect of Christianity. Participating in Catholic religion ... More


A Return Visit to Alapuram: Religion and Caste in the 2000s

David Mosse

in The Saint in the Banyan Tree: Christianity and Caste Society in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520253162
eISBN:
9780520953970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253162.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

How have new caste and religious politics and fundamentalism impinged upon everyday life in a Tamil village community studied over twenty-five to thirty years? The chapter describes how Christian ... More


Tembái's Village 1981/05282005

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0033
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on the Samaraka village known as Tembai-konde or Tembai's Village founded by Captain Misei Tembai Mayoko. It explains that this village serves as a healing center for Saramakas ... More


Knocking the Stone 11142005/12142005

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0041
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on the Samaraka ceremony called “knocking the stone.” The ceremony was performed at Kodji's village of Tampaki and it involved pouring libations at the ancestor shrine in front ... More


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