In the vein of an emergent Native Pacific brand of cultural studies, Repositioning the Missionary critically examines the cultural and political stakes of the historic and present-day movement to canonize Blessed Diego Luis de San Vitores (1627â1672), the Spanish Jesuit missionary who was martyred by Mata'pang of Guam while establishing the Catholic mission among the Chamorros in the Mariana Islands. The work juxtaposes official, popular, and critical perspectives of the movement to complicate prevailing ideas about colonialism, historiography, and indigenous culture and identity in the Pacific.
The book is divided into three sections. The first, "From Above, Working the Native," focuses exclusively on the narratological reconsolidation of official Roman Catholic Church viewpoints as staked in the historic (seventeenth century) and contemporary (twentieth century) movements to canonize San Vitores, including the symbolic costs of these viewpoints for Native Chamorro cultural and political possibilities not in line with Church views. Section two, "From Below: Working the Saint," shifts attention and perspective to local, competing forms of Chamorro piety. In their effort to canonize San Vitores, Natives also rework the saint to negotiate new cultural and social canons for themselves and in ways that produce new meanings for their island. "From Behind: Transgressive Histories" shifts from official and lay Roman and Chamorro Catholic viewpoints to the authorâs own critical project of rendering alternative portrayals of San Vitores and Mata'pang.
Theoretically innovative and provocative, humorous, and inspired, Repositioning the Missionary melds poststructuralist, feminist, Native studies, and cultural studies analytic and political frameworks with an intensely personal voice to model a new critical interdisciplinary approach to the study of indigenous culture and history.14 illus.
This book is a resource that assists parents to teach children to pray in Chamorro. Using colorful illustrations, each page presents a short phrase allowing for easier memorization. Five prayers are included in this title including the Lord's Prayer, Prayer Before Meals, Prayer Before Bedtime, Prayer for Mom and Dad, and Prayer for Grandma and Grandpa.
Eight-year-old Bernie is thrust into the terror, starvation and daily atrocities of World War II when the Japanese bomb and capture her native island of Guam. Live Bernie's story as she and thousands of Guamanians are captured and placed in concentration camps for nearly three years.
A beautifully designed and illustrated bilingual softcover book. This book is a second in a series by Chamorro bilingual expert, Fermina Sablan, that brings together prayers, proverbs, and healing words penned in English and Chamorro - the language of the native people of the Mariana Islands of Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan. Each page is accompanied by a photograph that enhances the prayer, proverb, or healing words that has been selected to be part of this title. If one is looking for a very appropriate Christian-themed Chamorro-English book that instills the beauty of the Chamorro language, this book is it.
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