Circulating Matters of Belief: Engendering Marian Movements during the Bougainville crisis

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    Abstract

    This chapter focuses on the circulation and appropriation of transnational Marian objects and beliefs during the Bougainville conflict (1989-1999). I show how circulation drove the formation of new religious movements, and how ritual elements were appropriated into secessionist protests and practices of resistance, as well as in local peace efforts. By following these paths of circulation, the fluidity of religious beliefs across boundaries of nation state and community come to the fore, providing insight into how the appropriation of religious objects informs both nationalism and communitas.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFlows of Faith: Religious Reach and Community in Asia and the Pacific
    Editors Lenore Manderson, Wendy Smith and Matt Tomlinson
    Place of PublicationDordrecht Heidelberg London New York
    PublisherSpringer Science + Business Media
    Pages161-181
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9789400729315
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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