PUBLICATIONS - KARLA POEWE
Refereed Books and Monographs:
1. Poewe, Karla
1981 Matrilineal Ideology: Male‑Female Dynamics in
2. Cesara, Manda (pseudonym for Karla Poewe)
1982 Reflections of a Woman Anthropologist:
3. Poewe, Karla
1985 The Namibian Herero: A History of Their Psychosocial Disintegration and Survival.
4. Poewe, Karla and Irving Hexham, co-authors.
1986 Understanding Cults and New Religions.
5. Poewe, Karla
1988 Childhood in
6. Poewe, Karla
1989 Religion, Kinship, and Economy in
7. Poewe, Karla, Ed.
1994 Charismatic Christianity as a Global Culture.
8. Hexham, Irving and Karla Poewe, co-authors
1997 New Religions as Global Cultures: Making the Human Sacred.
Westview Press. Pp. 194.
2006 New Religions and the Nazis. London/Oxford: Routledge Press. Pp. 218 -
1. Poewe, Karla with Irving Hexham.
1989 Ideas: Africans and Afrikaners.
Books in Progress:
1. Total Defeat of World War II and the Integration of German Refugees into the two new Germanys.
2. History of Anthropology: from missionaries to post-modernists. (In preparation).
Several chapters and sections are done.
3. Work on the backburner:
Global Cultures of South Africa: Literary Liberalism, Evangelical Christianity, and Popular Culture. (Most chapters are done but need updating and coordinating that will be done after the other two projects are completed. It should be noted that Berlin missionaries were in South Africa. As well, the Ludendorff movement and German fascism had impacts on South Africa while Afrikaner nationalism had an impact on the German conservative revolution).
Refereed Articles and Chapters in Books:
"Religion, Matriliny and Change: Jehovah's Witnesses and Seventh Day Adventists in
"Matriliny in the Throes of Change: Kinship, Descent and Marriage in
"Matriliny in the Throes of Change: Economic Activities and Kinship: Part II," in Africa (
"Matriliny and Capitalism: the Development of Incipient Classes in
"Regional and Village Economic Activities," in the African Studies Review (
"Marriage, Descent and Kinship: on the Differential Primacy of Institutions in Longana and Luapula," in Africa (
8. "Matrilineal Ideology: The Economic Role of Women in Luapula, Zambia," in The Versatility of Kinship: Studies in Anthropology, edited by L. Cordell and S. Beckerman, Academic Press (London), 1980, pp 333‑357.
"Universal Male Dominance: An Ethnological Illusion," in Dialectical Anthropology (
"Freedom and Women: A Case for Existential Analysis," in Dialectical Anthropology (
11. "Strange Pain: Textual Expressions from Africa and the Caribbean," lead paper in Anthropology and Humanism Quarterly, Special Issue, (Washington), 1985, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 91‑99.
"The New Charismatic Churches in
"Links and Parallels between Black and
"On the Metonymic Structure of Religious Experiences: The Example of Charismatic Christianity," in Cultural Dynamics (
"Die charismatiese beweging in Suid‑Afrika met verwysing na sy agtergrond in die kerkgeskiedenis," with C.G. Oosthuizen, Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe (
16. "The Future of Religious Studies: What the Charismatic Christianity of New Independent Churches Can Teach Us," in Religious Studies: Issues, Prospects and Proposals, "University of Manitoba Studies in Religion," Vol. 2., edited by Larry Hurtardo and Klaus Klostermaier, Scholars Press (Atlanta), 1991, pp. 329-345.
"Weber and Charismatic Christianity," in Twentieth-Century World Religious Movements in Neo-Weberian Perspective, edited by William H. Swatos, Edwin Mellen Press (
"Special Report: The Globalization of Christianity: A Preliminary Study of the German Situation," Bulletin: Society for the Anthropology of Europe, (
19. "Theologies of Black South Africans and the Rhetoric of Peace versus Violence,” Canadian Journal of African Studies, (Ottawa) Vol. 27, No. 1, 1993, pp. 43-65.
20. "From Dissonance and Prophecy to Nihilism and Blame: A Look at the work of Modisane in the Context of Black South African Writing," Literature and Theology: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory and Criticism, (Glasgow), Vol., 7, No. 4, December 1993, pp. 381-396.
22. "Introduction: The Nature and History of Charismatic Christianity," in Charismatic Christianity as a Global Culture, edited by Karla Poewe, University of South Carolina Press (Columbia, South Carolina), 1994, pp. 1-29.
23. "Charismatic Churches in South Africa: A Critique of Criticisms and Problems of Bias," with Irving Hexham, in Charismatic Christianity as a Global Culture, edited by Karla Poewe, University of South Carolina Press (Columbia, South Carolina), 1994, pp. 50-69.
"Rethinking the Relationship of Anthropology to Science and Religion," in Charismatic Christianity as a Global Culture, edited by Karla Poewe,
25. "From Volk to Apartheid: The Dialectic Between German and Afrikaner Nationalism," in Missionsgeschichte - Kirchengeschichte - Weltgeschichte [Mission History-Church History-World History], edited by Ulrich van der Heyden/Heike Liebau, Franz Steiner Verlag, (Stuttgart), 1996, pp. 191-213.
26. “Writing Culture and Writing Fieldwork: The Proliferation of Experimental and Experiential Ethnographies,” in Ethnos, Vol. 61, No. 3-4, December 1996, pp. 177-206.
27. “Missionary Encounters: Histories and Memoirs. Book Review Essay,” American Anthropologist 99 (4), December 1997, pp.1-2.
"The Spread of Christianity among Whites and Blacks in Transorangia," with Irving Hexham, in Christianity in
29. "Neo-Pentecostal Churches in South Africa," with Irving Hexham, in Pentecostals in South Africa, edited by Gerald Pillay, (Pretoria), forthcoming.
“‘Verfassungsfeindlich': Church, State and New Religions in
32. “Scientific Neo-Paganism and the Extreme Right then and today: from Ludendorff's Gotterkenntnis to Sigrid Hunke's Europas Eigene Religion.” In Journal of Contemporary Religion 14 (3), October 1999, pp. 387-400.
“Charismatic conversion in the light of Augustine's Confessions.” In D. Bryant, Ed., Religious Conversion. Cassell, (
“The Berlin Mission Society and its Theology: the
“The Spell of National Socialism: The Berlin Mission's Opposition to, and Compromise with, the Völkisch Movement and National Socialism: Knak, Braun, and Weichert.” In Ulrich van der Heyden und Juergen Becher, Eds. Mission und Gewalt: Der Umgang christlicher Missionen mit Gewalt und die Ausbreitung des Christentums in Afrika und Asien. (Missionsgeschichtliches Archiv, Band 6)
36. “Politically Compromised Scholars or What German Scholars Working under Missions, National Socialism, and the Marxist Leninist German Democratic Republic Can Teach Us.” American Anthropologist 2001 103 (3): 834-837.
37. Irving Hexham and Karla Poewe: “Source Criticism and the Reconstruction of Reality: A Reply to Brigitte Schoen and Hubert Seiwert.” In Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions. Volume 6, number 1, October 2002: 129 – 136. It concerns our work as criticized by Schoen and Seiwert, pp. 102-128.
“Evangelical Conversion and the Logic of Belief.” Irving Hexham and Karla Poewe. In Encountering New Religious Movements: A Holistic Evangelical Approach. Eds. Irving Hexham, John W. Morehead II, Stephen Rost.
39. “The Erosion of the Social Link in the Economically Advanced Countries.” Irving Hexham and Karla Poewe. In The International Scope Review, Volume 5, Issue 9, summer 2003, Hunout § Al.
40. “Jakob Wilhelm Hauer's New Religion and National Socialism.” Karla Poewe and Irving Hexham. Journal of Contemporary Religion, 20 (2) 2005: 195-215.
41. “Liberalism, German Missionaries, and National Socialism.” Karla Poewe. In Ulrich van der Heyden, ed. Mission und Macht im Wandel politischer Orientierungen: Europäische Missionsgesellschaften in politischen Spannungsfeldern, in Afrika und Asien zwischen 1800 und 1945. Franz Steiner Verlag, Volume 10, March 2005: 633-662.
42. “A Curious Exercise in Archival Research: Missionary Martin Jäckel, the unravelling of his mixed genre novel, and the tragedies it revealed.” In Ulrich van der Heyden and Andreas Feldtkeller, eds. Border Crossings: Explorations of an Interdisciplinary Historian. Franz Steiner Verlag. 2008 (just out, pp to be given).
“Affinities and Links between German and Afrikaner Nationalism: Politicians,
Study Guide: Waveland Press
1. Karla Poewe “Study Guide.” In Robert Jarvenpa, Northern Passage: Ethnography and Apprenticeship Among the Subarctic Dene. Prospect Heights, Ill.: Waveland Press. 1998. Pp. 201-210.
1. "Charismatics and Change in
2. "The Soul of the New Age," with Irving Hexham, in Christianity Today (
3. "The ‘Evidence' for Atlantis," with Irving Hexham, in Christian Research Journal (
4. "Reply to Charismatics in
5. "Charismatics and Apartheid," with Irving Hexham, in Charisma (
Journalism and Other Writings:
1. "Sanctions not the answer for
2. "Bleak Future drives Afrikaners to Suicide," with Irving Hexham, in The Calgary Herald, (
4. "The Legacy of Harry Basehart," for The Harry Basehart Scholarship, The
Dictionary and Encyclopaedia
1. Anthropology of Religion, p.20-21,
Anthroposophy, p. 21.
Magic, (with John C. Archer) p.537-538,
In The New 20th-Century Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge. Edited by J.D.
Douglas, Baker Book House (
2. Irving Hexham and Karla Poewe-Hexham: “South Africa” (Pentecostals and
Charismatics). In The New International Dictionary of Pentecostal and
Charismatic Movements. Stanley Burgess, ed. Grand Rapids, Michigan:
Zondervan Press, 2002: 227-238.
3. Anthropology, 35-36.
Goebbels, Magda, 283-284
Ludendorff, Mathilde Spiess, 393.
In World Fascism: A Historical Encyclopedia. Volume 1 and 2. Edited by Cyprian
Recent Book Reviews and Reports and Comments:
Women, Horticulture, and Society in Sub-Saharan
Magomero: portrait of an African village. Landeg White.
Review Article, David Chidester, Religions of South Africa, Anthropos (St. Augustine), Vol. 1, No. 3, 1993, pp. 228-30.
Exporting the American Gospel: Christian Fundamentalism. Steve Brouwer, Paul Gifford, and Susan D. Rose.
Language, Charisma and Creativity. T. Csordas.
The World's Religions: Old Traditions and Modern Transformations. Ninian Smart.
Anthropology of Religion: A Handbook. Stephen D. Glazier, ed.
Charismatic Christianity. Stephen Hunt, Malcolm Hamilton and Tony Walter, Eds.
The Bushman Myth: The Making of a Namibian Underclass. Robert J. Gordon and Stuart Sholto Douglas. Conflict and Social Change Series.
Against Race: Imagining Political Culture beyond the Color Line. Paul Gilroy.
Gendered Missions: Women and Men in Missionary Discourse and Practice. American Anthropologist 2001, volume 103 (3): 252.
Misunderstanding Cults: Searching for Objectivity in a Controversial Field. Zablocki and Robbins, Eds. Pp. 524. American Journal of Sociology 2002/3, 108 (3): 22-24.
Aus Feldpostbriefen junger Christen 1939-1945: Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Katholischen-Jugend im Feld. Karl-Theodor Schleicher and Heinrich Walle, eds. 2005, Munich: Franz Steiner Verlag. Pp. 413. H-German@h-net.msu.edu, July 2006.
Daring, Trusting Spirit: Bonhoeffer's Friend Eberhard Bethge. John W. de Gruchy 2005, London: SCM Press. Pp. 221, Theological Book Reviews 2006.
The War in the Empty Air. Dagmar Barnouw 2006, Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Ethnos 2007, 72 (4): 567-8.
Modernism and Fascism: The Sense of a Beginning under Mussolini and Hitler. Roger Griffin 2007, New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Pp. 469. Ethnos 2008 (expected June issue 2008).
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Reality and Resistance. Larry L. Rasmussen 2005, Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press. Pp. 222. Theological Book Reviews 2008 (forthcoming).
The Fabricated Luther: Refuting Nazi Connections and other Modern Myths. Uwe Siemon-Netto 2008, Second Edition. Saint Louis: Concordia Publishing House. Pp. 196 Global Journal of Classical Theology (accepted for publication 6 April 2008).