The Resource Echoes of the Tambaran : masculinity, history and the subject in the work of Donald F. Tuzin, edited by David Lipset and Paul Roscoe

Echoes of the Tambaran : masculinity, history and the subject in the work of Donald F. Tuzin, edited by David Lipset and Paul Roscoe

Label
Echoes of the Tambaran : masculinity, history and the subject in the work of Donald F. Tuzin
Title
Echoes of the Tambaran
Title remainder
masculinity, history and the subject in the work of Donald F. Tuzin
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Lipset and Paul Roscoe
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the Sepik Basin of Papua New Guinea, ritual culture was dominated by the Tambaran --a male tutelary spirit that acted as a social and intellectual guardian or patron to those under its aegis as they made their way through life. To Melanesian scholarship, the cultural and psychological anthropologist, Donald F. Tuzin, was something of a Tambaran, a figure whose brilliant and fine-grained ethnographic project in the Arapesh village of Ilahita was immensely influential within and beyond New Guinea anthropology. Tuzin died in 2007, at the age of 61. In his memory, the editors of this collection commissioned a set of original and thought provoking essays from eminent and accomplished anthropologists who knew and were influenced by his work. They are echoes of the Tambaran. The anthology begins with a biographical sketch of Tuzin's life and scholarship. It is divided into four sections, each of which focuses loosely around one of his preoccupations. The first concerns warfare history, the male cult and changing masculinity, all in Melanesia. The second addresses the relationship between actor and structure. Here, the ethnographic focus momentarily shifts to the Caribbean before turning back to Papua new Guinea in essays that examine uncanny phenomena, narratives about childhood and messianic promises. The third part goes on to offer comparative and psychoanalytic perspectives on the subject in Fiji, Bali, the Amazon as well as Melanesia. Appropriately, the last section concludes with essays on Tuzin's fieldwork style and his distinctive authorial voice
Additional physical form
Also available online
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
305.8009957
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Echoes of the Tambaran : masculinity, history and the subject in the work of Donald F. Tuzin, edited by David Lipset and Paul Roscoe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • mel
Control code
000047552917
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 317 p.
Isbn
9781921862458
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, ports.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26321816
System control number
  • (OCoLC)747033285
  • kt26321816

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