By Holger Jebens
In many elements of the realm the "white guy" is appeared to be an instigator of globalization and an embodiment of modernity. even though, to this point anthropologists have paid little realization to the particular heterogeneity and complexity of "whiteness" in particular ethnographic contexts. This research 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 therefore became one of those legendary determine. in keeping with anthropological fieldwork in addition to on archival reports, this booklet 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 examine 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