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The Pitfalls of Scholarship

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0021
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter states that, usually, those who labored hard for the advancement of the language saw every small step as a miracle, while outsiders observed the ridiculous limits of the achievement. ... More


Haiti, History, and the Gods

Joan Dayan

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520089006
eISBN:
9780520920965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520089006.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book charts the cultural imagination of Haiti, not only by reconstructing the island's history, but by highlighting ambiguities and complexities that have been ignored, investigating the ... More


Colonialism, Savages, and Terrorism

Ter Ellingson

in The Myth of the Noble Savage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222687
eISBN:
9780520925922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222687.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The ideas both of the Noble Savage and of an anthropological science of human diversity grew out of the writings of Renaissance European traveler-ethnographers. Both can be traced at least to the ... More


Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Vincent Debaene

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book takes as its object of analysis the relationship between literature and anthropology in France during the twentieth century, a moment that marked ethnography’s rise to prominence as a field ... More


The French Exception

Vincent Debaene

in Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The relationship between anthropology and “literature” writ large in the early history of the French anthropological tradition is the subject of this chapter. Unlike the national traditions of the ... More


Encountering Agency: Islanders, European Voyagers, and the Production of Race in Oceania

Bronwen Douglas

in Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833664
eISBN:
9780824870355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833664.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter combines an ethnohistory of encounters between Pacific Islanders and European voyagers with the history of the unstable idea of “race” by correlating voyagers' racial terminology with ... More


Aphrodite’s Island: Sexual Mythologies in Early Contact Tahiti

Anne Salmond

in Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833664
eISBN:
9780824870355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833664.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates changing cultural practices on Tahiti, focusing on sexual encounters, among others, between Tahitians and British seamen in 1767, Bougainville's French crew in 1768, and ... More


Grandmothers, Sharks, and Other Dangerous Things: Persistent Crises in Mangareva, French Polynesia

Alexander Mawyer

in At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847593
eISBN:
9780824868215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reflects on the funny predicament of being perceived as a viable husband for local women in Mangareva, in addition to returning readers to the serious dangers of fieldwork introduced in ... More


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