Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits: Volume 3, Linguistics

Author: A. C. Haddon,Sidney H. Ray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521179874

Category: Social Science

Page: 546

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The third in a series compiling the results of an ethnographical research expedition in the Torres Strait, New Guinea, and Borneo. Written entirely by Sidney H. Ray, a prominent member of the expedition and a renowned scholar of Melanesian languages, the text details a variety of the region's languages.

Woven Histories, Dancing Lives

Torres Strait Islander Identity, Culture and History

Author: Richard Davis

Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press

ISBN: 085575432X

Category: Social Science

Page: 313

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A collection of essays that communicates the unique histories and cultures of Torres Strait Islanders to a broad audience.

Cambridge and the Torres Strait

Centenary Essays on the 1898 Anthropological Expedition

Author: Anita Herle,Sandra Rouse

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521584616

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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Centenary volume of the Torres Strait Expedition suggesting new ways of looking at its work.

Strangers in the South Seas

The Idea of the Pacific in Western Thought : an Anthology

Author: Richard Lansdown

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824829026

Category: Travel

Page: 429

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Long before Magellan entered the Pacific in 1521 Westerners entertained ideas of undiscovered oceans, mighty continents, and paradisal islands at the far ends of the earth-such ideas would have a long life and a deep impact in both the Pacific and the West. With the discovery of Tahiti in 1767 another powerful myth was added to this collection: the noble savage. For the first time Westerners were confronted by a people who seemed happier than themselves. This revolution in the human sciences was accompanied by one in the natural sciences after Darwin's momentous visit to the Galapagos Islands. The Pacific produced other challenges for nineteenth-century researchers on race and culture, and for those intent on exporting their religions to this immense quarter of the globe. As the century wore on, the region presented opportunities and dilemmas for the imperial powers, a process was accelerated by the Pacific War between 1941 and 1945. Strangers in the South Seas recounts and illustrates this story using a wealth of primary texts. It includes generous excerpts from the work of explorers, soldiers, naturalists, anthropologists, artists, and writers--some famous, some obscure. It shows how "the Great South Sea" has been an irreplaceable "distant mirror" of the West and its intellectual obsessions since the Renaissance.

A Companion to Rock Art

Author: Jo McDonald,Peter Veth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118253922

Category: Social Science

Page: 736

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This unique guide provides an artistic and archaeological journey deep into human history, exploring the petroglyphic and pictographic forms of rock art produced by the earliest humans to contemporary peoples around the world. Summarizes the diversity of views on ancient rock art from leading international scholars Includes new discoveries and research, illustrated with over 160 images (including 30 color plates) from major rock art sites around the world Examines key work of noted authorities (e.g. Lewis-Williams, Conkey, Whitley and Clottes), and outlines new directions for rock art research Is broadly international in scope, identifying rock art from North and South America, Australia, the Pacific, Africa, India, Siberia and Europe Represents new approaches in the archaeological study of rock art, exploring issues that include gender, shamanism, landscape, identity, indigeneity, heritage and tourism, as well as technological and methodological advances in rock art analyses

The Reality of a Dark History

From contact and conflict to cultural recognition of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders

Author: Val Donovan

Publisher: Australian eBook Publisher

ISBN: 1925177262

Category: History

Page: 325

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The account of the period of first contact between Traditional Owners and European newcomers, with the resulting warfare and destruction of Indigenous societies through disease and malnutrition, sets in context later Queensland Government decisions. Government responses to the Aboriginal ‘problem’ became a history of legislation and an oppressive regime which controlled ATSI Peoples’ lives until the early 1970s.

The Gift of the Face

Portraiture and Time in Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian

Author: Shamoon Zamir

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469611767

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian is the most ambitious photographic and ethnographic record of Native American cultures ever produced. Published between 1907 and 1930 as a series of twenty volumes and portfolios, the work contains more than two thousand photographs intended to document the traditional culture of every Native American tribe west of the Mississippi. Many critics have claimed that Curtis's images present Native peoples as a "vanishing race," hiding both their engagement with modernity and the history of colonial violence. But in this major reappraisal of Curtis's work, Shamoon Zamir argues instead that Curtis's photography engages meaningfully with the crisis of culture and selfhood brought on by the dramatic transformations of Native societies. This crisis is captured profoundly, and with remarkable empathy, in Curtis's images of the human face. Zamir also contends that we can fully understand this achievement only if we think of Curtis's Native subjects as coauthors of his project. This radical reassessment is presented as a series of close readings that explore the relationship of aesthetics and ethics in photography. Zamir's richly illustrated study resituates Curtis's work in Native American studies and in the histories of photography and visual anthropology.

Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits: Volume 5, Sociology, Magic and Religion of the Western Islanders

Author: A. C. Haddon,W. H. R. Rivers,C. G. Seligmann,A. Wilkin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521179890

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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The fifth in a series compiling the results of an ethnographical research expedition in the Torres Strait, New Guinea, and Borneo. Originally published in 1904, it contains information on the societies and belief structures of the indigenous peoples living in the western islands of the Strait.

Relational Archaeologies

Humans, Animals, Things

Author: Christopher Watts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135903123

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Many of us accept as uncontroversial the belief that the world is comprised of detached and disparate products, all of which are reducible to certain substances. Of those things that are alive, we acknowledge that some have agency while others, such as humans, have more advanced qualities such as consciousness, reason and intentionality. So deeply-seated is this metaphysical belief, along with the related distinctions we draw between subject/object, mind/body and nature/culture that many of us tacitly assume past groups approached and apprehended the world in a similar fashion. Relational Archaeologies questions how such a view of human beings, ‘other-than-human’ creatures and things affects our reconstruction of past beliefs and practices. It proceeds from the position that, in many cases, past societies understood their place in the world as positional rather than categorical, as persons bound up in reticular arrangements with similar and not so similar forms regardless of their substantive qualities. Relational Archaeologies explores this idea by emphasizing how humans, animals and things come to exist by virtue of the dynamic and fluid processes of connection and transaction. In highlighting various counter-Modern notions of what it means ‘to be’ and how these can be teased apart using archaeological materials, contributors provide a range of approaches from primarily theoretical/historicized treatments of the topic to practical applications or case studies from the Americas, the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Cambridge Anthropology

A Journal of the Department of Social Anthropology, Cambridge University

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

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The Ethnographer's Eye

Ways of Seeing in Anthropology

Author: Anna Grimshaw

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521774758

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 222

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Grimshaw sets a new agenda for visual anthropology, attempting to transcend the old division between image and text-based ethnography. She argues for the use of vision as a critical tool with which anthropologists can address issues of knowledge and technique. The first part of the book critically examines anthropology's history, focusing on the work of key individuals--Rivers, Malinowski and Radcliffe-Brown--in the context of early modern art and cinema. In the book's second part, Grimshaw considers the anthropological films of Jean Rouch, David and Judith MacDougall and Melissa Llewelyn-Davies.