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dc.contributor.authorPigliasco, Guido
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-02T04:32:20Z
dc.date.available2022-06-02T04:32:20Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.date.submitted2022-05-31T10:35:49Z
dc.identifierONIX_20220531_9788855180856_912
dc.identifier2704-5870
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/55628
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/83493
dc.description.abstractEmerging from more than two decades of research in the field and in the archives, the essays collected here explore the multifaceted topic of the Fijian firewalking ceremony, the vilavilairevo. The collection examines the intersection of the intertwined topics of cultural property, reproduction of tradition, and change with issues of (post)colonial representation, authenticity, and ethnic identity. The essays advance new insights on the tourist gaze and the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage and pose serious questions regarding the role of digital and social media as tools for preserving cultural legacies and extending traditional cultural worlds into new domains. Focusing on the response of the Sawau tribe of the island of Beqa to the commodification of the vilavilairevo as their iconic practice, this essay collection ultimately illuminates how the Christian cultural dynamics and unprecedented dogmatic schism surrounding the vilavilairevo spectacle are reshaping local notions of heritage, social sentiment, and social capital.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStrumenti per la didattica e la ricerca
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology
dc.subject.otherFiji
dc.subject.otherfire walking
dc.subject.othercommodification
dc.subject.othercultural heritage
dc.subject.othercultural demonization
dc.titleThe Custodians of the Gift
dc.title.alternativeFairy Beliefs, Holy Doubts and Heritage Paradoxes on a Fijian Island
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.36253/978-88-5518-085-6
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy2ec4474d-93b1-4cfa-b313-9c6019b51b1a
oapen.relation.isbn9788855180856
oapen.relation.isbn9788855180849
oapen.relation.isbn9788855180870
oapen.pages228
oapen.place.publicationFlorence
dc.seriesnumber215


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