The Resource Ethnographic presents : pioneering anthropologists in the Papua New Guinea Highlands, edited by Terence E. Hays

Ethnographic presents : pioneering anthropologists in the Papua New Guinea Highlands, edited by Terence E. Hays

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Ethnographic presents : pioneering anthropologists in the Papua New Guinea Highlands
Title
Ethnographic presents
Title remainder
pioneering anthropologists in the Papua New Guinea Highlands
Statement of responsibility
edited by Terence E. Hays
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Life on the frontier suggests excitement, danger, and backbreaking labour. In this book the frontier is the Highlands region of what is now Papua New Guinea - largely unexplored by Westerners as late as 1950. In the next five years a dozen pioneering anthropologists followed closely on the heels of 'first contact' patrols. Their innovative fieldwork is well documented, and now, in this autobiographical collection, we learn what being on the frontier was like for the ethnographers themselves
  • Life on the frontier suggests excitement, danger, and heroism, not to mention backbreaking labor. All these aspects of exploring the unknown enliven Ethnographic Presents, where the frontier is the Highlands region of what is now Papua New Guinea - a part of the world largely unseen by Westerners as late as 1950. In the next five years a dozen or so pioneering anthropologists followed closely on the heels of "first contact" patrols. Their innovative fieldwork is well documented, and now, in an autobiographical collection that is intimate and richly detailed, we learn what these ethnographers experienced: what being on the frontier was like for them. The anthropologists featured in these seven new essays are Catherine H. Berndt, Ronald M. Berndt, Reo Fortune (by Ann McLean), Robert M. Glasse, Marie Reay, D'Arcy Ryan, and James B. Watson. Their pioneering ethnographic adventures are put in historical context by Terence Hays, and a concluding essay by Andrew Strathern points out that this early work among the peoples of the Central Highlands not only influenced all subsequent understanding of Highland cultures but also had a profound impact on the field of anthropology
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
305.8/009953
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN17.3.P36
LC item number
E84 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in Melanesian anthropology
Series volume
12
Label
Ethnographic presents : pioneering anthropologists in the Papua New Guinea Highlands, edited by Terence E. Hays
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-287) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm42922538
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 301 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585101002
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36284154
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42922538
  • ebsco0520912349

Library Locations

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