Matt Tomlinson

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Matt Tomlinson begynte å forske på språk, religion og politikk i Fiji i 1996, og fullførte sin doktorgradsavhandling i 2002 ved University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Tomlinsons tre største forskningsprosjekter har hatt følgende tema:

  1. Effektiviteten av ritualer i landlige Fiji
  2. Urfolks kristne teologier i det sentrale Stillehavet
  3. Åndelighet i Australia

Beslektet arbeid har fokusert på mana, kava-drikking, dialog og monolog, i tillegg til samtalen mellom antropologi og teologi. Tomlinson har undervist ved Bowdoin College (USA), Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) og ved Australian National University (Canberra, Australia). Han ble ansatt ved Universitetet i Oslo i 2019.

Emneord: Sosialantropologi, Semiotikk, Ritualer, Religion, Språk, Politikk, Kristendom, Spiritualisme, Oceania, Australia

Publikasjoner

Bøker (eneforfatter)

2014. Ritual Textuality: Pattern and Motion in Performance. New York: Oxford University Press.

2009. In God’s Image: The Metaculture of Fijian Christianity. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Bøker (medforfatter)

2017. The Monologic Imagination. Edited with Julian Millie. New York: Oxford University Press.

2016. New Mana: Transformations in a Classic Concept in Pacific Languages and Cultures. Edited with Ty P. Kāwika Tengan. Canberra: ANU Press.

2013. Christian Politics in Oceania. Edited with Debra McDougall. New York: Berghahn.

2012. Flows of Faith: Religious Reach and Community in Asia and the Pacific. Edited with Lenore Manderson and Wendy Smith. Dordrecht: Springer.

2006. The Limits of Meaning: Case Studies in the Anthropology of Christianity. Edited with Matthew Engelke. New York: Berghahn.

Spesialutgaver av tidsskrift

2018. Conversations among Theology, Anthropology, and History. Edited with Jeanette Mathews. St. Mark’s Review 244 (June [2]).

2017. Social Formations of Wonder. Edited with Jaap Timmer. Journal of Religious and Political Practice 3(3).

Artikler i tidsskrift

In press. Repetition in the Work of a Samoan Christian Theologian: Or, What Does It Mean to Speak of the Perfect Pig of God? History and Anthropology 29(5).

2018. Introduction: Conversations Between Theology, Anthropology, and History. Coauthored with Jeanette Mathews. St. Mark’s Review 244 (June [2]): 1-8.

2017. Try the Spirits: Power Encounters and Anti-Wonder in Christian Missions. Journal of Religious and Political Practice 3(3): 168-182; part of a special issue, “Social Formations of Wonder,” edited by Jaap Timmer and Matt Tomlinson.

2017. Introduction: Social Formations of Wonder. Coauthored with Jaap Timmer. Journal of Religious and Political Practice 3(3): 97-103; part of a special issue, “Social Formations of Wonder,” edited by Jaap Timmer and Matt Tomlinson.

2017. Christian Difference: A Review Essay. Comparative Studies in Society and History 59(3): 743-753.

2017. Afterword: Configuring Interiors. (Commentary on special section “Unbundling Sincerity,” ed. Niloofar Haeri.) HAU  7(1): 229-233.

2016. Little People, Ghosts, and the Anthropology of the Good. Journal of the Polynesian Society 125(1): 11-32.

2015. Gender in a Land-Based Theology. Oceania 85(1): 79-91.

2015. A Preliminary Historical Survey of the Pacific Journal of Theology. Pacific Journal of Theology, series II, 53: 51-66.

2014. Bringing Kierkegaard into Anthropology: Repetition, Absurdity, and Curses in Fiji. American Ethnologist 41(1): 163-175.

2014. Citational Practices: Knowledge, Personhood, and Subjectivity. Coauthored with Jane E. Goodman and Justin B. Richland. Annual Review of Anthropology 43: 449-463.

2014. Kava Hangover and Gold-Standard Science. Coauthored with S. ‘Apo’ Aporosa. Anthropologica 56(1): 163-175.

2013. Anthropological Perspectives on Oceanic Biblical Interpretation. Pacific Journal of Theology, series II, 50: 104-113.

2012. God Speaking to God: Translation and Unintelligibility at a Fijian Pentecostal Crusade. The Australian Journal of Anthropology 23(3): 274-289; part of a special issue, “Interlingual Articulations in Asia and the Pacific: Figuring Sociocultural Otherness through Otherness of Linguistic Codes,” edited by Alan Rumsey and Rupert Stasch.

2010. Compelling Replication: Genesis 1:26, John 3:16, and Biblical Politics in Fiji. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 16(4): 743-760.

2009. Efficacy, Truth, and Silence: Language Ideologies in Fijian Christian Conversions. Comparative Studies in Society and History 51(1): 64-90.

2009. New Paths in the Linguistic Anthropology of Oceania. Coauthored with Miki Makihara. Annual Review of Anthropology 38: 17-31.

2007. Publicity, Privacy, and “Happy Deaths” in Fiji. American Ethnologist 34(4): 706-720.

2007. Mana in Christian Fiji: The Interconversion of Intelligibility and Palpability. Journal of the American Academy of Religion 75(3): 524-553.

2007. Everything and Its Opposite: Kava Drinking in Fiji. Anthropological Quarterly 80(4): 1065-1081.

2006. Retheorizing Mana: Bible Translation and Discourse of Loss in Fiji. Oceania 76(2): 173-185.

2006. Reflexivity, Tradition, and Power: The Work of R.R. Nayacakalou. Ethnos 71(4): 489-506; part of a special issue, “Reflexivity in Others’ Contexts,” edited by Ilana Gershon.

2006. A Consuming Tradition: Kava Drinking in Fiji. Expedition 48(3): 8-17.

2004. Ritual, Risk and Danger: Chain Prayers in Fiji. American Anthropologist 106(1): 6-16.

2004. Perpetual Lament: Christianity and Sensations of Historical Decline in Fiji. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 10(3): 653-673.

2004. Memes and Metaculture: The Politics of Discourse Circulation in Fiji. The Australian Journal of Anthropology 15(2): 185-197.

2002. Sacred Soil in Kadavu, Fiji. Oceania 72(4): 237-257.

2002. Speaking of Coups Before They Happen: Kadavu, May-June 1999. Pacific Studies 25(4): 9-28.

2002. Religious Discourse as Metaculture. European Journal of Cultural Studies 5(1): 25-47.

Bokkapitler

2017. Introduction: Imagining the Monologic. In The Monologic Imagination, eds. Matt Tomlinson and Julian Millie, pp. 1-18. New York: Oxford University Press.

2017. Conclusion: Religious and Political Terrain of the Monologic Imagination. Coauthored with Julian Millie. In The Monologic Imagination, eds. Matt Tomlinson and Julian Millie, pp. 259-267. New York: Oxford University Press.

2016. Introduction: Mana Anew. Coauthored with Ty P. Kāwika Tengan. In New Mana: Transformations in a Classic Concept in Pacific Languages and Cultures, eds. Matt Tomlinson and Ty P. Kāwika Tengan, pp. 1-36. Canberra: ANU Press.

2016. Theologies of Mana and Sau in Fiji. Coauthored with Sekove Bigitibau. In New Mana: Transformations in a Classic Concept in Pacific Languages and Cultures, eds. Matt Tomlinson and Ty P. Kāwika Tengan, pp. 237-256. Canberra: ANU Press.

2013. Christian Politics in Oceania. Coauthored with Debra McDougall. In Christian Politics in Oceania, eds. Matt Tomlinson and Debra McDougall, pp. 1-21. New York: Berghahn.

2013. The Generation of the Now: Denominational Politics in Fijian Christianity. In Christian Politics in Oceania, eds. Matt Tomlinson and Debra McDougall, pp. 78-102. New York: Berghahn.

2012. Beliefs beyond Borders and Communities of Faith. Coauthored with Lenore Manderson and Wendy Smith. In Flows of Faith: Religious Reach and Community in Asia and the Pacific, eds. Lenore Manderson, Wendy Smith, and Matt Tomlinson, pp. 1-12. Dordrecht: Springer.

2012. Passports to Eternity: Whales’ Teeth and Transcendence in Fijian Methodism. In Flows of Faith: Religious Reach and Community in Asia and the Pacific, eds. Lenore Manderson, Wendy Smith, and Matt Tomlinson, pp. 215-231. Dordrecht: Springer.

2011. The True Me: Individualism and Biblical Types in Fijian Methodism. In Managing Modernity in the Western Pacific, eds. Martha Macintyre and Mary Patterson, pp. 147-171. St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press.

2006. Meaning, Anthropology, Christianity. Coauthored with Matthew Engelke. In The Limits of Meaning: Case Studies in the Anthropology of Christianity, eds. Matthew Engelke and Matt Tomlinson, pp. 1-37. New York: Berghahn.

2006. The Limits of Meaning in Fijian Methodist Sermons. In The Limits of Meaning: Case Studies in the Anthropology of Christianity, eds. Matthew Engelke and Matt Tomlinson, pp. 129-146. New York: Berghahn.

Publisert 4. apr. 2019 13:54 - Sist endret 2. mai 2019 13:01