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Maori Times, Maori Places: Prophetic Histories (review)

Maori Times, Maori Places: Prophetic Histories (review) 468 the contemporary pacific • 17:2 (2005) that they were sending out pastors Maori Times, Maori Places: Prophetic and evangelists to communicate it to Histories, by Karen Sinclair. Lanham: neighboring groups. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, The rapid religious change in Urap- 2003. isbn cloth, 0-7425-1638-5; min society calls for explanation and paper, 0-7425-1639-3; xii + 272 to elucidate it, Robbins turns to analy- pages, tables, figures, appendixes, ses of change in the work of Marshall glossary, notes, bibliography, index. Sahlins (Islands of History, 1985; Cloth, us$75.00; paper, us$28.95. “The Economics of Develop-Man in the Pacific,” Res [Spring 1992] 21, This book is the result of long-term 13–25), as well as Louis Dumont and field research among the followers of others. Drawing on Sahlins’s work, a Christian Mäori movement in the Robbins identifies three models of Whanganui region on the North change: “assimilation”; “transforma- Island of New Zealand. They refer tion” or “transformative reproduc- to themselves as the Märamatanga tion”; and “adoption,” in which peo- movement, meaning literally “light- ple take on a new culture on its own ness” or “clarity,” while also evoking terms without trying to integrate it the connotation of lucidity or discern- with preexisting cultural categories. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Maori Times, Maori Places: Prophetic Histories (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 17 (2) – Jul 29, 2005

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468 the contemporary pacific • 17:2 (2005) that they were sending out pastors Maori Times, Maori Places: Prophetic and evangelists to communicate it to Histories, by Karen Sinclair. Lanham: neighboring groups. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, The rapid religious change in Urap- 2003. isbn cloth, 0-7425-1638-5; min society calls for explanation and paper, 0-7425-1639-3; xii + 272 to elucidate it, Robbins turns to analy- pages, tables, figures, appendixes, ses of change in the work of Marshall glossary, notes, bibliography, index. Sahlins (Islands of History, 1985; Cloth, us$75.00; paper, us$28.95. “The Economics of Develop-Man in the Pacific,” Res [Spring 1992] 21, This book is the result of long-term 13–25), as well as Louis Dumont and field research among the followers of others. Drawing on Sahlins’s work, a Christian Mäori movement in the Robbins identifies three models of Whanganui region on the North change: “assimilation”; “transforma- Island of New Zealand. They refer tion” or “transformative reproduc- to themselves as the Märamatanga tion”; and “adoption,” in which peo- movement, meaning literally “light- ple take on a new culture on its own ness” or “clarity,” while also evoking terms without trying to integrate it the connotation of lucidity or discern- with preexisting cultural categories.

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Published: Jul 29, 2005

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