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Nova Religio. 2018; 22293–114 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.2.93
Published: 01 November 2018
...Susannah Crockford This article examines representations of Peoples Temple in popular culture through the lens of mimesis, understood as a process of repetition and re-creation of specific elements. This process produces what is understood as a “cult” in popular culture, which is divorced from the...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 2337–30 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.7
Published: 01 February 2020
... particular, I highlight the transformational power of these retreats in reference to Michael Taussig’s notion of mimesis as a sensuous embodiment of imagined otherness. I argue that, through enacting wildness in their bodies, the participants were overtaken by their own—historically determined—imaginations...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 2223–14 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.2.3
Published: 01 November 2018
... is, drinking the Kool- Aid through a process of mimesis, as delineated by Michael Taussig.23 This activity has the effect of essentializing all purported cults under the Jonestown model, allows society to apportion blame, to learn lessons, and to act as a warning about the dangers of new and...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 194145–162 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.19.4.145
Published: 01 May 2016
... Chiara Giorda, Stefania Palmisano, and Maria Grazia Turi (Milano: Mimesis, 2013), 217 38. 9 See Massimo Introvigne, Children of the Underground Temple: Growing Up in Damanhur in Children in New Religions, ed. Susan J. Palmer and Charlotte Hardman (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1999), 138...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 194119–144 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.19.4.119
Published: 01 May 2016
..., Color became for Gauguin the musical medium that would catapult his art from mundane mimesis to the creative sublime58 It was Swedenborg s correspondences that inspired the form and content of the aesthetic of Gauguin and other Symbolists. Hargrove refers to Gauguin s artistic language of synesthesia in...
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Nova Religio. 2014; 18299–101 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2014.18.2.99
Published: 01 November 2014
... appearances makes the work of acting and imitation an ambiguous and spiritually danger- ous affair, as Pype s analysis of the Pentecostal politics of mimesis and embodiment shows. One criticism that might be leveled against this analysis is that the book s description of the African dramatic context as...
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Nova Religio. 2011; 151111–113 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2011.15.1.111
Published: 01 August 2011
... accounts of interaction between brujos and their clients that I was with discussions of mimesis. Healing Dramas is not al- ways an easy read, but one s work is rewarded by the sense one has that one has really seen a brujo at work. Arthur L. Greil, Alfred University NR1501_06.indd 113 27/06/11 9:54 AM ...
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Nova Religio. 2011; 14477–98 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2011.14.4.77
Published: 01 May 2011
... among my fellow anthropologists to analyze reli- gious appeals to scientific authority in terms of mimesis, the imitation and re-presentation of others ideas. Michael Taussig has developed this notion further to emphasize how imitation is used in the attempt to reverse power relations.2 While this...
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Nova Religio. 2006; 94121–122 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2006.9.4.121
Published: 01 May 2006
... excitements of the times (169), but also makes judicious use of Jean-Michel Oughourlian s theory of universal mimesis. Goldish draws on the notion that mimesis is a basic and essential part of human nature that indeed the self is defined through mimetic relations with others (117 18). Just as copycat...