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Neither Cargo nor Cult: Ritual Politics and the Colonial Imagination in Fiji
In the 1880s an oracle priest, Navosavakadua, mobilized Fijians of the hinterlands against the encroachment of both Fijian chiefs and British colonizers. British officials called the movement the Tuka cult, imagining it as a contagious superstition that had to be stopped. Navosavakadua and many of his followers, deemed "dangerous and disaffected natives," were exiled. Scho ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published June 15th 1995 by Duke University Press Books
(first published 1995)
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