By Holger Jebens
In many components of the area the "white guy" is looked as if it would be an instigator of globalization and an embodiment of modernity. besides the fact that, thus far anthropologists have paid little consciousness 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 in part deriving from the guides 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 a type of legendary determine. in accordance with anthropological fieldwork in addition to on archival experiences, 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 manner the paintings contributes to the learn of "whiteness," "cargo cults" and masked dances in Papua New Guinea.
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After the Cult: Perceptions of Other and Self in West New Britain (Papua New Guinea) by Holger Jebens