Times of the self in Kingston, Jamaica
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Revival Zionists – a small spiritist following in Jamaica – describe how their relations with spirits allow them to bring personal spiritual gifts to bear on every day or ‘temporal’ experience. Taking a hint from Kant that ‘time itself does not change but only something which is in time’, the article considers the timely logic of these ‘gifts’. In a social-economic situation characterised by paucity of material resources but plenitude of labour-time, spiritual gifts reappear as a valued ground for a person's reputation. Likewise, we may also see them as one example of an attempt to organise the relationship between homo noumenon and homo temporalis.
Wardle , H 2017 , ' Times of the self in Kingston, Jamaica ' Ethnos , vol 82 , no. 3 , pp. 406-420 . DOI: 10.1080/00141844.2015.1084018
Copyright 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Ethnos on 09/09/2016, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00141844.2015.1084018
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