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Author Onnudottir, Helena.
Title Religious change and indigenous peoples : global discourses and Aboriginal religions / by Helena Onnudottir and Adam Possamai, University of Western Sydney, Australia, Bryan S. Turner, City University of New York and University of Western Sydney.
Imprint Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Publishing, [2013]

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Author Onnudottir, Helena.
Series Vitality of indigenous religions
Vitality of indigenous religions.
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Religion.
Indigenous peoples -- Australia -- Religion.
Maori (New Zealand people) -- Religion.
Islam -- Australia.
Islam -- New Zealand.
Change -- Religious aspects.
Alt Name Possamai, Adam.
Turner, Bryan S.
Description 1 online resource (x, 149 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-146) and index.
Contents Aboriginal spirituality versus modernity -- Post-traditional spirituality and post-Christianity in Australia -- Islam in aboriginal Australia -- Conversion among indigenous peoples in Australia and New Zealand -- The significance of religious identitites among aboriginal Australian inmates -- The growth of the indigenous religious 'Nones' -- Conversion, reversion and de-conversion -- Conclusion : continuity through change.
Summary "Exploring religious and spiritual changes which have been taking place among Indigenous peoples in Australia and New Zealand, this book focuses on important changes in religious affiliation in census data over the last 15 years. Drawing on both local social and political debates, while contextualising the discussion in wider global debates about changing religious identities, especially the growth of Islam, the authors present a critical analysis of the persistent images and discourses on Aboriginal religions and spirituality. This book takes a comparative approach to other Indigenous and minority groups to explore contemporary changes in religious affiliation which have raised questions about resistance to modernity, challenges to the nation state and/or rejection of Christianity or Islam. Helena Onnudottir, Adam Posssamai and Bryan Turner offer a critical analysis to on-going public, political and sociological debates about religious conversion (especially to Islam) and changing religious affiliations (including an increase in the number of people who claim 'no religion') among Indigenous populations. This book also offers a major contribution to the growing debate about conversion to Islam among Australian Aborigines, Maoris and Pacific peoples."--Title page verso.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781409448693 (electronic bk.)
140944869X (electronic bk.)
9781409448679 (alk. paper)
1409448673 (alk. paper)
9781409448686 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
1409448681 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 855504807
Additional Format Print version: Onnudottir, Helena. Religious Change and Indigenous Peoples. Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2013 9781409448693 (DLC) 2012050409 (OCoLC)830663838

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