By Holger Jebens
In many components of the area the "white guy" is looked as if it would be an instigator of globalization and an embodiment of modernity. besides the fact that, up to now anthropologists have paid little realization to the particular heterogeneity and complexity of "whiteness" in particular ethnographic contexts. This learn examines cultural perceptions of different and self as expressed in shipment cults and masked dances in Papua New Guinea. Indigenous phrases, pictures, and ideas are being contrasted with their western opposite numbers, the latter in part deriving from the guides and box notes of Charles Valentine. After having performed his first fieldwork greater than fifty years in the past, this "anthropological ancestor" has now develop into a part of the neighborhood culture and has hence became a type of legendary determine. in response to anthropological fieldwork in addition to on archival reviews, this e-book addresses the relation among western and indigenous perceptions of self and different, among "tradition" and "modernity," and among anthropological "ancestors" and "descendants." during this method the paintings contributes to the research of "whiteness," "cargo cults" and masked dances in Papua New Guinea.
Read Online or Download After the Cult: Perceptions of Other and Self in West New Britain (Papua New Guinea) PDF
Best customs & traditions books
This ebook is a heritage of ecu interpretations of the reward from the mid 17th to the early 20th century. Reciprocal present trade, pervasive in conventional ecu society, disappeared from the discourse of nineteenth-century social thought simply to come back as a big subject in twentieth-century anthropology, sociology, historical past, philosophy and literary reports.
In lots of elements of the area the "white guy" is gave the impression to be an instigator of globalization and an embodiment of modernity. even if, thus far anthropologists have paid little awareness to the particular heterogeneity and complexity of "whiteness" in particular ethnographic contexts. This research examines cultural perceptions of different and self as expressed in shipment cults and masked dances in Papua New Guinea.
Japan is among the world's wealthiest and such a lot technologically complicated international locations, and its fast ascent to worldwide strength prestige after 1853 continues to be probably the most extraordinary tales in glossy global heritage. but it has now not been a simple course; army disaster, political atrophy, and fiscal upheavals have made normal appearances from the feudal period to the current.
DOING company WITH CHINA: THE IRISH virtue AND problem emphasises Ireland’s beneficial stipulations for constructing enterprise hyperlinks with China. situated within the ecu Union, eire is the one English-speaking nation within the Eurozone, with a well-educated group and a low company tax price of 12.
- Furnishing the Eighteenth Century: What Furniture Can Tell Us About the European and American Past
- Mozarabs, Hispanics and Cross (Studies in Latino/A Catholicism)
- The Empire of Love: Toward a Theory of Intimacy, Genealogy, and Carnality (Public planet books)
- Food and Society: Principles and Paradoxes
- Place, Writing, and Voice in Oral History (Palgrave Studies in Oral History)
- Events and The Social Sciences
Extra resources for After the Cult: Perceptions of Other and Self in West New Britain (Papua New Guinea)