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              The Art of Anthropology: Essays and Diagrams
               

              The Art of Anthropology: Essays and Diagrams (Hardback, illustrated edition)

              By Gell, Alfred; Volume editor Hirsch, Eric

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              Containing an introductory chapter written by Gell, this book collects together the most influential of his writings. The essays demonstrate Gell's theoretical and empirical interests and his distinctive contribution to several key areas of current anthropological enquiry. It is ...intended for art historians, sociologists and geographers.
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              ISBN 9780485195675
              Released NZ 1 Jan 1999
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series LSE Monographs on Social Anthropology
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              Ancestral Presence: Cosmology and Historical Experience in the Papuan Highlands
               

              Ancestral Presence: Cosmology and Historical Experience in the Papuan Highlands (Hardback)

              By Hirsch, Eric

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              Ancestral Presence tells a history that has more than one history in it while also telling the story of the relation between worlds. For the Fuyuge people of the Papuan highlands, the past is not 'history' in a conventional sense. For them, the world and its history derives from ...a creator force called Tidibe which is central to Fuyuge cosmology: the Fuyuge are at the 'centre of the world'. But Fuyuge people are part of another history, too: they have experienced decades of mission and government influence from centres of power located elsewhere, to which their mountain home is marginal and remote. Through a detailed exploration of Fuyuge myth, changes to ritual life and cosmology, Eric Hirsch weaves an account of the relationship between these two histories. He documents the real changes wrought by colonialism, government and Christianity from the late nineteenth century to the turn of the millennium. Yet this is not a story of 'continuity and change'. Hirsch demonstrates how transformation was always central to Fuyuge life: changes brought by missionaries and government were processes they themselves initiated in the ancestral past through Tidibe, the cosmological creator force. Engaging in debates that have been pivotal to Melanesian anthropology, the book presents an ethnographically rich account of a distinctive world, cosmology and ideas of historical change. It also raises questions regarding assumptions central to Western History, its worldview and ideas of historical time.
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              ISBN 9780367357931
              Released NZ 29 Dec 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series The Anthropology of History
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              Transactions and Creations: Property Debates and The Stimulus of Melanesia
               

              Transactions and Creations: Property Debates and The Stimulus of Melanesia (Hardback)

              Edited by Hirsch, Eric; Strathern, Marilyn

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              In the early 21st century, intellectual and cultural resources emerge on all sides as candidates for ownership claims. Members of an anthropological research team investigating emergent conomic relations in a part of the world renowned for its innovative approach to resources and... transactions, wish to open up the vocabulary.
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              ISBN 9781571816153
              Released NZ 16 Nov 2004
              Publisher Berghahn Books
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              Knowing How to Know: Fieldwork and the Ethnographic Present
                

              Knowing How to Know: Fieldwork and the Ethnographic Present (Hardback, illustrated edition)

              Edited by Halstead, Narmala; Hirsch, Eric; Okely, Judith

              Through the idea of the extended field, this volume examines issues in fieldwork and ethnography and provides fresh insights into the problems of ethnographic knowledge construction. It is a key text for new fieldworkers, established researchers and those looking for material to ...support modules on these issues.
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              ISBN 9781845454388
              Released NZ 1 May 2008
              Publisher Berghahn Books
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series EASA Series
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