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Of revelation and revolution, Jean Comaroff and John Comaroff

Label
Of revelation and revolution
Title
Of revelation and revolution
Statement of responsibility
Jean Comaroff and John Comaroff
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Of Revelation and Revolution is at once a highly imaginative, richly detailed history of colonialism, Christianity, and consciousness in South Africa, and a theoretically challenging consideration of the most difficult questions posed by the nature of social experience. Although primarily concerned with the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Of Revelation and Revolution also looks forward to the age of apartheid and beyond. Of Revelation and Revolution is a study of the colonization of consciousness and the consciousness of colonization in South Africa. It traces the processes by which Non-conformist Christian missionaries, among the earliest foot soldiers of British colonialism, sought to change the hearts and minds, the signs and practices, of the Southern Tswana. As such, it is a historical anthropology of cultural confrontation--of domination and reaction, struggle and innovation. Its chronological span is approximately a century, between 1820 and 1920, although it is not written according to the strict demands of chronology. But it also casts its eye forward to the present, toward both everyday resistance and historical consciousness in apartheid South Africa. Similarly, while it focuses on a particular people--those made, in the nineteenth century, into an ethnic group called "the" Tswana--its compass extends to the predicament of black South Africans at large
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Comaroff, Jean
Dewey number
303.48/241/00899639775
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT1058.T78
LC item number
C66 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Comaroff, John L.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • London Missionary Society
  • Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society
  • London Missionary Society
  • Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society
  • Tswana (African people)
  • Tswana (African people)
  • Tswana (African people)
  • Great Britain
  • South Africa
  • Africa
  • London Missionary Society
  • Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society
  • Tswana (Peuple d'Afrique)
  • Tswana (Peuple d'Afrique)
  • Tswana (Peuple d'Afrique)
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Afrique du Sud
  • Tswana (peuple d'Afrique)
  • Missions
  • Grande-Bretagne
Label
Of revelation and revolution, Jean Comaroff and John Comaroff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Vol.1. Christianity, colonialism and consciousness in South Africa. 1. Introduction -- 2. British beginnings: spirits of an age, signs of the times -- 3. Africa observed: discourses of the imperial imagination -- 4. African worlds: economy, culture, and society, circa 1800-1830 -- 5. Through the looking glass: heroic journeys, first encounters -- 6. Conversion and conversation: narrative, form, and consciousness -- 7. Secular power, sacred authority: the politics of mission -- 8. Conclusion
  • Vol. 2. Dialectics of Modernity on a South African Frontier. 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 Soul by Tending the Flesh -- 8. New Persons, Old Subjects: Rights, Identities, Moral Communities -- 9. Conclusion --- Appendix
Control code
22387302
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
volumes <1-2 >
Isbn
9780226114439
Isbn Type
(v. 2 : alk. paper)
Lccn
90046753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)22387302
Label
Of revelation and revolution, Jean Comaroff and John Comaroff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Vol.1. Christianity, colonialism and consciousness in South Africa. 1. Introduction -- 2. British beginnings: spirits of an age, signs of the times -- 3. Africa observed: discourses of the imperial imagination -- 4. African worlds: economy, culture, and society, circa 1800-1830 -- 5. Through the looking glass: heroic journeys, first encounters -- 6. Conversion and conversation: narrative, form, and consciousness -- 7. Secular power, sacred authority: the politics of mission -- 8. Conclusion
  • Vol. 2. Dialectics of Modernity on a South African Frontier. 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 Soul by Tending the Flesh -- 8. New Persons, Old Subjects: Rights, Identities, Moral Communities -- 9. Conclusion --- Appendix
Control code
22387302
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
volumes <1-2 >
Isbn
9780226114439
Isbn Type
(v. 2 : alk. paper)
Lccn
90046753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)22387302

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