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Hybrid Messiahs

Thomas O Beebee

in Millennial Literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339383
eISBN:
9780199867097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339383.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

New World populations call into question all definitions of identity that rest on clear oppositions between those recognizably like and those unlike a predefined European self. Though the New World ... More


Reconstructing Reality: Conspiracy Theories about Jonestown

Rebecca Moore

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195156829
eISBN:
9780199784806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515682X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This essay examines the conspiracy theories that have emerged to explain the mass murder-suicides of People’s Temple members in Jonestown, Guyana, in November 1978. These theories fall into three ... More


The Masks of Conquest: Wilson Harris’s Jonestown and the Thresholds of Grievability

Jodi A. Byrd

in The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676408
eISBN:
9781452947754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676408.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents a reading of Guyanese novelist Wilson Harris’s Jonestown, focusing on the narrative strategies Harris employs to represent indigenous cultures in the aftermath of the Jonestown ... More


Finding a Voice

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Shilts’s journalistic “voice” begins to emerge. Shilts’s clash with David Goodstein comes to a head, with Shilts fired from The Advocate but later hired by KQED as a contributor to the “Newsroom” TV ... More


Narratives of Persecution, Suffering, and Martyrdom: Violence in Peoples Temple and Jonestown

Rebecca Moore

in Violence and New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735631
eISBN:
9780199894512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735631.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Among other things, the Jonestown murder-suicide tragedy established a point of reference for all subsequent discussions of violence and NRMs. The chapter begins by presenting a brief history of ... More


Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid: The Jonestown Tragedy, the Press, and the New American Sensibility

Judy Kutulas

in After Aquarius Dawned: How the Revolutions of the Sixties Became the Popular Culture of the Seventies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632919
eISBN:
9781469632933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632919.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In November of 1978 more than 900 Americans died in Jonestown, all followers of Jim Jones’ Peoples Temple movement. Journalists themselves changed by the 1960s attempted to help Americans make sense ... More


The Controversies about Peoples Temple and Jonestown

Rebecca Moore

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199315314
eISBN:
9780190258245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199315314.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Of the many issues and questions that emerge from the study of Peoples Temple, several appear again and again: What was the level of violence in the organization? Was Jonestown a concentration camp? ... More


The Kentucky Mummy: Encountering the American Past

James E. Snead

in Relic Hunters: Archaeology and the Public in Nineteenth- Century America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198736271
eISBN:
9780191916854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198736271.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, History and Theory of Archaeology

In September 1816 a notice appeared in the National Aegis of Worcester, Massachusetts: . . . Great Natural Curiosity TO BE SEEN AT COL. SIKE’S HALL A FEMALE MUMMY . . . Supposed to be more than ... More


Interpretation, Comparison, and the History of Religions: On the historian of religion, Jonathan Z. Smith

Richard B. Miller

in Why Study Religion?

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197566817
eISBN:
9780197566848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197566817.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter critically examines the work of Jonathan Z. Smith and the Interpretive-Comparative Method for studying religion. It unpacks Smith’s ideas about theory and method and shows how they ... More


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