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By Holger Jebens

In many elements of the realm the "white guy" is gave the impression to 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 partially deriving from the courses and box notes of Charles Valentine. After having performed his first fieldwork greater than fifty years in the past, this "anthropological ancestor" has now turn into a part of the neighborhood culture and has therefore become one of those legendary determine. in response to 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 approach the paintings contributes to the learn of "whiteness," "cargo cults" and masked dances in Papua New Guinea.

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