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When Contributions are Elusive: Writing Across the Border in West Papua, Indonesia

Stuart Kirsch

in Engaged Anthropology: Politics beyond the Text

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520297944
eISBN:
9780520970090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297944.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter examines the West Papuan independence movement. It describes long-term research with West Papuan refugees living in Papua New Guinea and exiled political leaders. It discusses a shift in ... More


Demon Language: The Otherness of Indonesian in a Papuan Community

Rupert Stasch

in Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195324983
eISBN:
9780199869398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324983.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter charts an ideology of linguistic difference, shaping how Korowai of West Papua have evaluated Indonesian over the first quarter-century of their contact with it. Their naming of this ... More


Cultural Processes and Linguistic Mediations: Pacific Explorations

Miki Makihara and Bambi B. Schieffelin

in Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195324983
eISBN:
9780199869398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324983.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter argues that language ideologies and practices mediate consequences of cultural contact over time. Focusing on the Pacific, from Rapa Nui to West Papua, it highlights complex histories ... More


Introduction: Living in the Stone Age

Danilyn Rutherford

in Living in the Stone Age: Reflections on the Origins of a Colonial Fantasy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226570105
eISBN:
9780226570389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226570389.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The introduction lays out the problematic explored in the book. It takes as its starting point a 1961 quote from Robert F. Kennedy, the US Secretary of State: in the midst of a dispute between the ... More


Living in the Stone Age: Reflections on the Origins of a Colonial Fantasy

Danilyn Rutherford

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226570105
eISBN:
9780226570389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226570389.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Living in the Stone Age scrutinizes a stubborn colonial fantasy: one that has trapped the people of the troubled Indonesian territory of West Papua in the past. The book focuses on the experiences of ... More


Introduction: Otherness as a Relation

Rupert Stasch

in Society of Others: Kinship and Mourning in a West Papuan Place

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256859
eISBN:
9780520943322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256859.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the ways in which Korowai people of West Papua, Indonesia make qualities of otherness the central focus of their social relations. Otherness is a main category by which Korowai ... More


Society of Others: Kinship and Mourning in a West Papuan Place

Rupert Stasch

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256859
eISBN:
9780520943322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256859.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This study upsets the popular assumption that human relations in small-scale societies are based on shared experience. In a theoretically innovative account of the lives of the Korowai of West Papua, ... More


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