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Religion and the Formation of Taiwanese Identities : St Martins Press - Paul R. Katz

Religion and the Formation of Taiwanese Identities

St Martins Press

By: Paul R. Katz (Editor), Murray Rubenstein (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 4th July 2003
ISBN: 9780312239695
Number Of Pages: 294

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This volume examines the creation of forms of individual and group identity in Taiwan, the relationship between these forms of identity, and patterns of Taiwanese religion, politics, and culture. The contributors explore the Taiwanese sense of self, attempting to discern how Taiwanese identify themselves as individuals and as collectivities. Ranging from the local to the national level and within the larger Chinese cultural and religious universe, these essays explore the complex nature of identity/role and the processes of identity formation which have shaped Taiwan's multi-leveled past and its many faceted present.

The Many Meanings of Identity: An Introductionp. 1
On the Origins and Transformation of Taiwanese National Identityp. 23
Shifting National Identities in Public Spheres: A Cultural Account of Political Transformation in Taiwanp. 59
Hand Puppet Theater Performance: Emergent Structures and the Resurgence of Taiwanese Identityp. 99
The Quest for Difference versus the Wish to Assimilate: Taiwan's Aborigines and their Struggle for Cultural Survival in Times of Multiculturalismp. 123
Identity politics and the Study of Popular Religion in Postwar Taiwanp. 157
"Medium/Message" in Taiwan's Mazu-Cult Centers: Using "Time, Space, and Word" to Foster Island-Wide Spiritual Consciousness and Local, Regional, and National Forms of Institutional Identityp. 181
Righteous Brothers and Demon Slayers: Subjectivities and Collective Identities in Taiwanese Temple Processionsp. 219
Anthropology and Identity Politics in Taiwan: The Relevance of Local Religionp. 253
Indexp. 289
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ISBN: 9780312239695
ISBN-10: 0312239696
Series: St Martins Press
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 4th July 2003
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1