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By Holger Jebens

ISBN-10: 0857457985

ISBN-13: 9780857457981

ISBN-10: 1845456742

ISBN-13: 9781845456740

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.

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