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dc.contributor.authorChua, L-
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-07T10:04:45Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-07T10:04:45Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Ethnologist, 39(3), 511 - 526, 2012en_US
dc.identifier.issn0094-0496-
dc.identifier.urionlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1548-1425.2012.01378.x/abstracten
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/8253-
dc.descriptionThis is the author's final version of the article (under the title "Speaking of continuity... Religious change and moral dilemmas among Christian Bidayuhs in Malaysian Borneo"). The final publication is available from the link below. Copyright @ 2012 by the American Anthropological Association.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe nascent anthropology of Christianity highlights rupture as central to conversion. Yet thick ethnography of a Bidayuh village in Malaysian Borneo reveals how conversion can also foster modes of thinking and speaking about continuity between Christianity and “the old ways.” Through a study of the shifting moral and religious topography of a community in which three churches coexist alongside a few elderly animist practitioners, I argue that such discourses and practices of continuity highlight the pluralistic and sometimes contradictory nature of Christianization. At the same time, they generate an understanding of conversion as a temporal and relational positioning that encompasses both converts and nonconverts.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipWilliam Wyse Fund, Evans Fund, Smuts Memorial Fund, and Sir Bartle Frere’s Memorial Fund at the University of Cambridge and a Horniman/Sutasoma Award from the Royal Anthropological Institute.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Anthropological Associationen_US
dc.subjectAnthropology of Christianityen_US
dc.subjectSarawaken_US
dc.subjectConversionen_US
dc.subject“Continuity thinking”en_US
dc.subjectMoralityen_US
dc.subjectRitualen_US
dc.titleConversion, continuity, and moral dilemmas among Christian Bidayuhs in Malaysian Borneoen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1548-1425.2012.01378.x-
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