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Användandet av ursprunglighet och den amerikanska indianen i identitetsskapande: En komparativ studie av Mormonerna och The Rainbow Family of Living Light

Stuveback, Christoffer LU (2011) SANK01 20111
Social Anthropology
Abstract (Swedish)
This thesis aims to show how indigeneity is used in the constitution of identity, and how the creation of identity and its underlying ideologies in turn are connected to global world systemic processes. Focus is on the Indian’s role in the constitution of identity of two disparate groups: the case studies which are presented here regard Mormons and The Rainbow Family of Living Light, the latter a nomadic temporary community that perceives itself as based on apparent Indian traditions. The former group is studied and analyzed in the light of expansion and the rise of hegemony during the 19th century, the latter against the backdrop of the decline of the same hegemony from the 1960’s onwards. Therefore, the two groups represent two different... (More)
This thesis aims to show how indigeneity is used in the constitution of identity, and how the creation of identity and its underlying ideologies in turn are connected to global world systemic processes. Focus is on the Indian’s role in the constitution of identity of two disparate groups: the case studies which are presented here regard Mormons and The Rainbow Family of Living Light, the latter a nomadic temporary community that perceives itself as based on apparent Indian traditions. The former group is studied and analyzed in the light of expansion and the rise of hegemony during the 19th century, the latter against the backdrop of the decline of the same hegemony from the 1960’s onwards. Therefore, the two groups represent two different positions in the global world system and have been chosen to give a general picture of how the perception and use of indigeneity has shifted in connection with global world-system conjunctures. This is concretized through a comparison between the two groups from a world system perspective. (Less)
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author
Stuveback, Christoffer LU
supervisor
organization
course
SANK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
The Rainbow Family, mormon, ursprunglighet, myt, ursprungsbefolkning, världssystem, primitivism, postmodernism
language
Swedish
id
2295493
date added to LUP
2012-02-07 10:23:32
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2012-02-07 10:23:32
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  abstract     = {This thesis aims to show how indigeneity is used in the constitution of identity, and how the creation of identity and its underlying ideologies in turn are connected to global world systemic processes. Focus is on the Indian’s role in the constitution of identity of two disparate groups: the case studies which are presented here regard Mormons and The Rainbow Family of Living Light, the latter a nomadic temporary community that perceives itself as based on apparent Indian traditions. The former group is studied and analyzed in the light of expansion and the rise of hegemony during the 19th century, the latter against the backdrop of the decline of the same hegemony from the 1960’s onwards. Therefore, the two groups represent two different positions in the global world system and have been chosen to give a general picture of how the perception and use of indigeneity has shifted in connection with global world-system conjunctures. This is concretized through a comparison between the two groups from a world system perspective.},
  author       = {Stuveback, Christoffer},
  keyword      = {The Rainbow Family,mormon,ursprunglighet,myt,ursprungsbefolkning,världssystem,primitivism,postmodernism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Användandet av ursprunglighet och den amerikanska indianen i identitetsskapande: En komparativ studie av Mormonerna och The Rainbow Family of Living Light},
  year         = {2011},
}