By Holger Jebens
In many elements of the realm the "white guy" is gave the impression to be an instigator of globalization and an embodiment of modernity. even if, to this point anthropologists have paid little realization to the particular heterogeneity and complexity of "whiteness" in particular ethnographic contexts. This examine examines cultural perceptions of alternative and self as expressed in shipment cults and masked dances in Papua New Guinea. Indigenous phrases, photographs, and ideas are being contrasted with their western opposite numbers, the latter partially deriving from the courses 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 one of those legendary determine. according to anthropological fieldwork in addition to on archival reports, this ebook addresses the relation among western and indigenous perceptions of self and different, among "tradition" and "modernity," and among anthropological "ancestors" and "descendants." during this means the paintings contributes to the research of "whiteness," "cargo cults" and masked dances in Papua New Guinea.
Read or Download After the Cult: Perceptions of Other and Self in West New Britain (Papua New Guinea) PDF
Similar customs & traditions books
What's the "real Russia"? what's the dating among nationwide goals and kitsch, among political and inventive utopia and daily life? Commonplaces of day-by-day residing will be excellent clues for these looking to comprehend a tradition. yet all who write gigantic books on Russian existence confess their failure to get competently within Russia, to appreciate its "doublespeak.
The tradition of establishing describes how the equipped international, together with the huge variety of structures which are the settings for peoples daily lives, is the manufactured from development cultures--complex structures of individuals, relationships, development varieties, concepts, and conduct within which layout and construction are anchored.
This publication presents a simple advent to key debates within the research of hunter-gatherers, in particular from an anthropological standpoint, yet designed for an archaeological viewers. Hunter-gatherers were the focal point of severe anthropological learn and dialogue during the last hundred years, and as such there's a major literature on groups around the globe.
Espresso tradition: neighborhood stories, worldwide Connections explores espresso as (1) an incredible commodity that shapes the lives of thousands of individuals; (2) a product with a dramatic heritage; (3) a beverage with a number of meanings and makes use of (energizer, convenience meals, habit, flavouring, and confection); (4) an suggestion for humor and cultural critique; (5) a crop that could aid guard biodiversity but additionally threaten the surroundings; (6) a well-being danger and a healthiness nutrition; and (7) a spotlight of different exchange efforts.
- Mortuary Dialogues: Death Ritual and the Reproduction of Moral Community in Pacific Modernities (ASAO Studies in Pacific Anthropology)
- Ritual and Remembrance in the Ecuadorian Andes (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies)
- Culture and Customs of the Hmong (Cultures and Customs of the World)
- A Race So Different: Performance and Law in Asian America (Postmillennial Pop)
Additional info for After the Cult: Perceptions of Other and Self in West New Britain (Papua New Guinea)
After the Cult: Perceptions of Other and Self in West New Britain (Papua New Guinea) by Holger Jebens