Power and Intimacy in the Christian Philippines by Fenella Cannell
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Power and Intimacy in the Christian Philippines
By Fenella Cannell

Power and Intimacy in the Christian Philippines

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Power and Intimacy in the Christian Philippines by Fenella Cannell

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What kind of reciprocity exists between unequal partners? How can a 'culture' which makes no attempt to defend unchanging traditions be understood as such? In the Christian Philippines, inequalities - global and local - are negotiated through idioms of persuasion, reluctance and pity. Fenella Cannell's study suggests that these are the idioms of a culture which does not need to represent itself as immutable. Her account of Philippine spirit-mediumship, Catholicism, transvestite beauty contests, and marriage in Bicol calls for a reassessment of our understanding of South-East Asian modernity. Combining a strong theoretical interest in the anthropology of religion with a broader comparative attention to recent developments in South-East Asian studies, she offers a powerful alternative to existing interpretations of the relationship between culture and tradition in the region and beyond. This book addresses not only South-East Asianists, but all those with an interest in the anthropology of religion and post-colonial cultures. Power and Intimacy in the Christian Phillipines has won the Harry J. Benda prize for 2001.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521646222
ISBN-10: 0521646227
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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