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100 1  Schwartz, Theodore,|eauthor. 
245 10 Like fire :|bthe Paliau movement and millenarianism in 
       Melanesia /|cTheodore Schwartz and Michael French Smith. 
264  1 Acton, ACT :|bANU Press,|c2021. 
264  4 |c©2021 
300    1 online resource (xx, 515 pages) :|billustrations, maps 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bn|2rdamedia 
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490 1  Monographs in anthropology series 
504    Includes bibliographical references. 
505 0  Preface: Why, how, and for whom -- Spelling and 
       pronunciation of Tok Pisin words and Manus proper names --
       'The last few weeks have been strange and exciting' -- 2. 
       Taking exception -- 3. Indigenous life in the Admiralty 
       Islands -- 4. World wars and village revolutions -- 5. The
       Paliau Movement begins -- 6. Big Noise from Rambutjo -- 7.
       After the Noise -- 8. The Cemetery Cult hides in plain 
       sight -- 9. The Cemetery Cult revealed -- 10. Comparing 
       the cults -- 11. Paliau ends the Cemetery Cult -- 12. Rise
       and fall -- 13. The road to Wind Nation -- 14. Wind Nation
       in 2015 -- 15. Probably not the last prophet -- Appendix A
       : Pathomimetic behaviour -- Appendix B: Kalopeu: Manus 
       Kastam Kansol Stori -- Appendix C: Lists of thirty rules 
       and twelve rules. 
506 0  National edeposit: Available online|fUnrestricted online 
520 2  Like Fire chronicles an indigenous movement for radical 
       change in Papua New Guinea from 1946 to the present. The 
       movement's founder, Paliau Maloat, promoted a program for 
       step-by-step social change in which many of his followers 
       also found hope for a miraculous millenarian 
       transformation. Drawing on data collected over several 
       decades, Theodore Schwartz and Michael French Smith 
       describe the movement's history, Paliau's transformation 
       from secular reformer and politician to Melanesian Jesus, 
       and the development of the current incarnation of the 
       movement as Wind Nation, a fully millenarian endeavour. 
       Their analysis casts doubt on common ways of understanding
       a characteristically Melanesian form of millenarianism, 
       the cargo cult, and questions widely accepted ways of 
       interpreting millenarianism in general. They show that to 
       understand the human proclivity for millenarianism we must
       scrutinise more closely two near-universal human 
       tendencies: difficulty accepting the role of chance or 
       impersonal forces in shaping events (that is, the tendency
       to personify causation), and a tendency to imagine that 
       one or one's group is the focus of the malign or benign 
       attention of purposeful entities, from the local to the 
       cosmic. Schwartz and Smith discuss the prevalence of 
       millenarianism and warn against romanticising it, because 
       the millenarian mind can subvert rationality and nourish 
       rage and fear even as it seeks transcendence.--From 
       publisher's website. 
542    |nUnless stated otherwise, the author retains copyright to
       their work while ANU Press retains exclusive worldwide 
       rights for the distribution of the book. From 2018, the 
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590    JSTOR|bBooks at JSTOR Open Access 
600 10 Maloat, Paliau. 
650  0 Cargo cults. 
650  0 Millennialism. 
650  0 Political culture|zPapua New Guinea|zManus Province. 
650  0 Christianity|zPapua New Guinea|zManus Province. 
651  0 Manus Province (Papua New Guinea)|xPolitics and 
651  0 Admiralty Islands (Papua New Guinea)|xReligion. 
655  4 Electronic books. 
700 1  Smith, Michael French,|eauthor. 
710 2  Australian National University Press. 
776 08 |iPrint version:|tLike fire : the Paliau movement and 
       millenarianism in Melanesia.|dActon, ACT : ANU Press, 
830  0 Monographs in anthropology series. 
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       |zOnline ebook. Open Access via JSTOR. 
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