Jean and John Comaroff’s Of Revelation and Revolution: Christianity, Colonialism, and . The Comaroffs focus on the contestation over signs and meanings at the expense of examining the roles played by particular individuals whose decisions and actions shaped the struggle itself.
Jean and John Comaroff’s Of Revelation and Revolution: Christianity, Colonialism, and Consciousness in South Africa is a self-described historical anthropology of cultural confrontation (1991:xi) that examines the interaction between Nonconformist Protestant missionaries and the Southern Tswana during the early nineteenth century.
The depth and breath of knowledge the Comaroffs bring to bear on their subject (colonialism and consciousness) is incredible. Their mastery of historical sources, interpretive tools, theoretical approaches, and ethnographic methods is beyond impressive, and the style of writing is lively, witty, and passionate. The benchmark for the kind of anthropology I would like to be able to write. Sep 26, 2015 AskHistorians added it.
All content in this area was uploaded by John Comaroff on Feb 01, 2018. Introduction: new ethical fields and the tness of ethics in Africa - Volume 87 Issue 3 - Astrid Bochow, Thomas G. Kirsch, Rijk van Dijk. work undertaken by missionaries in the area (. Comaroff 1991 and1997). Mqhayi's own autobiography sets out the complex intermingling of Xhosa culture with missionary influence in his own family (1976, . The Sociological Imagination of . Mqhayi: Towards an African Sociology.
Of Revelation and Revolution Vol. 1 : Christianity, Colonialism, and Consciousness in South Africa. by John L. Comaroff and Jean Comaroff. Defining their enterprise as more in the direction of poetics than of prosaics, the Comaroffs free themselves to analyze a vivid series of images and events as objects of analysis. These they mine for clues to the 19th-century contents of the British imagination and of Tswana minds. The first volume creates an appetite for the second.
The Comaroffs trace many of the major themes of twentieth-century South African history back to these formative encounters
The Comaroffs trace many of the major themes of twentieth-century South African history back to these formative encounters. The relationship between the British evangelists and the Southern Tswana engendered complex exchanges of goods, signs, and cultural markers that shaped not only African existence but also bourgeois modernity "back home" in England.
Jean Comaroff, John L. Comaroff. University of Chicago Press, 15 Nis 2008 - 434 sayfa
Jean Comaroff, John L. University of Chicago Press, 15 Nis 2008 - 434 sayfa.
Jean and John Comaroff’s Of Revelation and Revolution: Christianity, Colonialism, and . If, as the Comaroffs argue, it was through these new forms of consciousness that the Tswana were able to articulate their resistance to the colonial encounter, we must bear in mind that this resistance – the form recognizable to the European colonizers – might neglect acts of resistance the Tswana found meaningful for themselves.
Jean Comaroff and John L. Jean Comaroff and John L. List of Illustrations Preface Chronology 1. Introduction 2. Preachers and Prophets The Domestication of the Sacred Word 3. Cultivation, Colonialism, and Christianity Toward a New African Genesis 4. Currencies of Conversion Of Markets, Money, and Value 5. Fashioning the Colonial Subject The Empire’s Old Clothes 6. Mansions of the Lord Architecture, Interiority, Domesticity 7. The Medicine of God’s Word Saving the. -Sally Falk Moore, American Anthropologist. Categories: Religion. Издание: 1. Язык: english.
Christianity, Colonialism, and Consciousness in South Africa. VOLUME ONE. Jean Comaroff and John Comaroff. The university of chicago press. How, precisely, is consciousness made and remade? And how is it mediated by such distinctions as class, gender, and ethnicity?