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eBook Cargo Cult: Strange Stories of Desire from Melanesia and Beyond (South Sea Books) ePub

by Lamont Lindstrom

  • ISBN: 0824815637
  • Category: Other Religions Practices and Sacred Texts
  • Subcategory: Spirituality
  • Author: Lamont Lindstrom
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr (December 1, 1993)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1917 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1259 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
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The term cargo cult, Lamont Lindstrom contends, is one of anthropology's most sucessful conceptual offspring.

The term cargo cult, Lamont Lindstrom contends, is one of anthropology's most sucessful conceptual offspring. It's history makes for lively and compelling reading.

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Lamont Lindstrom’s book provides a much needed history and analysis on how the term cargo cult developed and its inevitable evolution, not only in Melanesia, but elsewhere

Lamont Lindstrom’s book provides a much needed history and analysis on how the term cargo cult developed and its inevitable evolution, not only in Melanesia, but elsewhere. As a professor of anthropology at the University of Tulsa and through many years of involvement in Melanesia, he has produced an excellent book that lays open many questions about what a cargo cult actually is.

Cargo cult has enjoyed a durable notoriety within anthropology and beyond

Although anthropologists' enthusiasm for the notion of cargo cult has waned, it now colors outsiders' understanding of Melanesian culture, and even Melanesians' perceptions of themselves. Cargo cult has enjoyed a durable notoriety within anthropology and beyond. One might posit several explanations for why the term achieved a sudden popularity, supplanting several alternative labels for Melanesian social movements.

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Lamont Carl Lindstrom, American Anthropology educator. Recipient Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Foundation award, Tokyo, 1992. Cargo Cult: Strange Stories of Desire from Melanesia and Beyond (South Sea Book) ) Who is not captivated by tales of Islanders earnestly scanning their watery horizons for great fleets of cargo ships bringing rice, radios and refrigerators - ships that will never arrive?

Who is not captivated by tales of Islanders earnestly scanning their watery horizons for great fleets of cargo ships bringing rice, radios and refrigerators - ships.

Who is not captivated by tales of Islanders earnestly scanning their watery horizons for great fleets of cargo ships bringing rice, radios and refrigerators - ships.

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Cargo cult: strange stories of desire from Melanesia and beyond. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press. Cargo cult at the third millennium.

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Find nearly any book by Lamont Lindstrom. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Cargo Cult: Strange Stories of Desire from Melanesia and Beyond (South Sea Books): ISBN 9780824815639 (978-0-8248-1563-9) Softcover, Univ of Hawaii Pr, 1993. Drugs in Western Pacific Societies: Relations of Substance (Asao Monograph Series).

Who is not captivated by tales of Islanders earnestly scanning their watery horizons for great fleets of cargo ships bringing rice, radios and refrigerators - ships that will never arrive? Of all the stories spun about the island peoples of Melanesia, tales of cargo cult are among the most fascinating.The term cargo cult, Lamont Lindstrom contends, is one of anthropology's most sucessful conceptual offspring. Like culture, worldview and ethnicity, its usage has steadily proliferated, migrating into popular culture where today it is used to describe an astonishing roll-call of people. It's history makes for lively and compelling reading. The cargo cult story, Lindstrom shows, is more significant than it at first appears, for it recapitulates in summary form three generations of anthropoligical theory and Pacific studies.Although anthropologists' enthusiasm for the notion of cargo cult has waned, it now colors outsiders' understanding of Melanesian culture, and even Melanesians' perceptions of themselves. The repercussions for contemporary Islanders are significant: leaders of more than one political movement have felt the need to deny that they are any kind of cargo cultist.Of particular interest to this history is Lindstom's arguement that accounts of cargo cult are at heart tragediees of thwarted desire, melancholy anticipation and crazy unrequited love. He makes a convincing case that these stories expose powerful Western scenarios of desire itself - giving cargo cult its combined titillation of the facinating exotic and the comfortably familiar.