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Toward an Anthropology of the Will$
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Keith M. Murphy and C. Jason Throop

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780804768870

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804768870.001.0001

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Transforming Will/Transforming Culture

Transforming Will/Transforming Culture

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(p.123) Chapter 6Transforming Will/Transforming Culture
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Toward an Anthropology of the Will
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Jeannette Mageo

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804768870.003.0006

This chapter discusses the history of missionization in the Pacific, which is also central to an analysis on will. It studies the introduction of Christianity in Samoa and how it could possibly have changed native rendering of subjectivity and turned will into a more Western form. This chapter also takes a look at dreaming and what it can reveal about modern Samoan notions of subjectivity and will.

Keywords:   missionization, Samoa, analysis on will, subjectivity, dreaming

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