Beyond Primitivism: Indigenous Religious Traditions and Modernity

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Index

a
Ainu, aboriginal 15 , 226 ;
ancestors 225 , 227 , 236-7 ;
ceremony 225 , 236-9 , 241 ;
culture 237-41 ;
dance 239 ;
depletion of resources 229 ;
double identity 232 ;
feudal oppression 228 ;
and folklore 233 ;
groups 227 ;
identity 226-7 , 232-3 ;
integration with Meiji state 15 , 230 ;
land ownership 228 ;
museum 237-8 ;
myth 233 ;
neglect of gods 230 ;
Nibutani Ainu 235-40 , 242 ;
origins 226-7 ;
registering as Ainu 234 ;
religious tradition 224-5 , 231-6 , 241 ;
revitalization 15 , 226 ;
segregation 229 ;
struggle 225 ;
and tourism 15 , 225 , 232-4 , 237-8 , 241 ;
unknown 230 ;
Wajin intermarriage with 227-8 ;
see also Hokkaido and Japan
American, myth 12 , 37 , 44-6 , 53 , 59 ;
“American Adam” 44 ;
and biological warfare 12 ;
and genocide 12 ;
manifest destiny 53-4 , 328 ;
“one-generation culture” 44-5 ;
primitivism 44-6 ;
US racist stereotypes 12 ;
violence as “deviation” 12
annihilation, thermonuclear 54
anthropologists, social 49
Anzaldua, G. 131-2
Arctic and Sub-Arctic regions of Eurasia 9-10 ;
see also Saami
art, African and Oceanic sculpture 53 ;
history 53 ;
as religion 53
axial age xiv , 90-3 ;
axiality 95 ;
civilizations 92 ;
and Jaspers, K. 90-3 ;
and spirituality 92-3

b
Bacon, Francis 116
Baudrillard, J. 249
Benin 14 , 181 ;
ancestor worship 193 ;
art 186 ;
bronzes 185 , 187 ;
“City of Blood” 181 ;
creation myth 190 ;
dynasty 186 , 189 ;
flexibility and survival 14 , 197 ;
human sacrifice and Ile-Ife 189 ;
monarchy 182 , 185 , 186-7 , 189-90 , 192 , 195 ;
nation-state 14 , 184-5 ;
and the oba’s church 185-6 ;
overlays of Christianity 14 ;
Portuguese warfare 185 ;
Queen Iden 184 ;
reign of 189 , 195 ;
reincarnation 182-3 ;
religious festivals 186 ;
resistance 14 , 181 , 191-8 ;
sacred 181-5 , 190 , 187 , 193-4 ;
sky kings 189 ;
title 190 , 194 ;
warrior obas185-6 ;
and the Yoruba 189-90
Berger, P., on analysis of modernity 2
Bleek, W. 77-80
Boas, G. 38-43 , 52
Boxer Uprising 210
British, beneficial to the colonized 85 , 91 ;
colonial rule 186 , 191 , 195 , 197 ;
common law 191-2 ;
conquest of Benin 184 , 189 ;
imperial global order 9 , 74 , 85
Buddhism 204 , 208 , 246 ;
Buddhas 208 ;
decline of 214 , 216 ;
indigenized 214 ;
Mahayana 204 , 205 ;
Western understanding of 57

c
California Native Americans 13 , 172 ;
Annual Mourning Ceremonies 173 ;
competition over land use 13-14 , 174-5 , 176-7 ;
conflict of interest 13 , 174-7 ;
creation myth 173 , 175 ;
state and federal jurisdiction 13 , 174 ;
pre-contact 173 ;
Mt. Shasta 13 , 172 , 175 ;
religion 173 , 175 ;
sacred sites 13-14 , 172 , 175 , 176-7 ;
ski resorts 176 ;
shaman 174 , 175 , 176 ;
spirit quest 173-4 ;
supernatural events 174 , 175 , 176 ;
symbols appropriated 176-7
Callaway, H. 80-83 ;
and Zulu indigenous religious system 80
cargo cult 1 , 17 , 95-6 , 209-10 , 302 , 305-9 ;
and acquisition 305-8 ;
durable goods, desirability of 304-9 ;
and economic exchange 303-9 ;
emotional reaction to 304 , 306-8 ;
explanations of 305-7 ;
limited access 307-8 ;
magical manipulations 17 , 304 ;
and materiality 96 ;
paradox of 307 ;
and reciprocity 307-9 ;
and social change 309 ;
and spirituality 96 , 307 ;
“white goods” 309 ;
see also mimicry;
see also Melanesia

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