By Harvey Whitehouse
Via an in depth exam of 4 Melanesian non secular traditions, Whitehouse identifies a collection of recurrent interconnections among forms of non secular transmission, structures of reminiscence, and styles of political organization. He argues that those interconnections may perhaps make clear quite a few common difficulties in background, archaeology, and social concept.
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In doing so, of course, he converts ‘‘useless’’ aﬀect or feeling back into a proﬁtable and productive circulation of himself in print. Both revealing and repressing (as ‘‘natural’’) the energies of his own desires, Franklin therefore maintains a productive equilibrium in the wake of any social, economic, or psychological conﬂict. On the one hand, Franklin always stands somewhat above his materials (as their conductor), while, on the other, he is equally careful never to appear to rise too high above his audience— or above the bodies he employs.
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