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By Dorothy K. Billings

ISBN-10: 0739102389

ISBN-13: 9780739102381

ISBN-10: 0739110705

ISBN-13: 9780739110706

Why did part the folks on New Hanover, a small island north of recent Guinea, vote for Lyndon Baines Johnson to be their ruler in 1964? Dorothy okay. Billings believes that this type of action_seen in New Guinea and different elements of Melanesia_is a part of the 'cargo cult' phenomenon, or micronationalist pursuits that are largely considered as responses to ecu colonialism. according to thirty-five years of fieldwork and remark, shipment Cult as Theater demonstrates how the 'Johnson Cult,' initially mocked and ridiculed via the surface global, will be noticeable as an ongoing political functionality intended to consolidate neighborhood strength and increase monetary improvement. This attention-grabbing research follows the adjustments during this group ritual, from the time of the white 'master' to post-colonial self-determination, and divulges the historical past of this people's try to achieve highbrow, ethical, fiscal, and political keep watch over over their very own lives.

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