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An American Anthropologist in Melanesia: A B Lewis and the Joseph N Field South Pacific Expedition, 1909-1913 (review)

An American Anthropologist in Melanesia: A B Lewis and the Joseph N Field South Pacific... 516 the contemporary pacific fall 2002 of French and British colonial space museology, and material culture stud- across two Pacific sites might be ies. It offers a comprehensive, textual done, and suggests the possibility of and pictographic view of a pivotal era comparing one set of colonial players in Pacific studies, showing how early with another in these islands through twentieth- century science quite liter - the spatial analysis of their houses, ally “saw” Pacific Islanders and their verandas, and gardens. things. Volume I opens with an introduc- michèle d dominy tion that contextualizes the Joseph N Bard College Field South Pacific Expedition of 1909 –1913 in the history of anthro- * * * pology and ethnological collecting, An American Anthropologist in and sketches the intellectual biogra- Melanesia: A B Lewis and the Joseph phy of Lewis. The bulk of the volume N Field South Pacific Expedition, contains slightly edited, footnoted 1909 – 1913, edited and annotated versions of Lewis’s seven field diaries, by Robert L Welsch. Volume I: Field with a huge and stunning assortment Diaries. Volume II: Appendixes. of photos from Fiji, Humboldt Bay Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i and the north coast of German New Press, 1998. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

An American Anthropologist in Melanesia: A B Lewis and the Joseph N Field South Pacific Expedition, 1909-1913 (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 14 (2) – Jul 1, 2002

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Abstract

516 the contemporary pacific fall 2002 of French and British colonial space museology, and material culture stud- across two Pacific sites might be ies. It offers a comprehensive, textual done, and suggests the possibility of and pictographic view of a pivotal era comparing one set of colonial players in Pacific studies, showing how early with another in these islands through twentieth- century science quite liter - the spatial analysis of their houses, ally “saw” Pacific Islanders and their verandas, and gardens. things. Volume I opens with an introduc- michèle d dominy tion that contextualizes the Joseph N Bard College Field South Pacific Expedition of 1909 –1913 in the history of anthro- * * * pology and ethnological collecting, An American Anthropologist in and sketches the intellectual biogra- Melanesia: A B Lewis and the Joseph phy of Lewis. The bulk of the volume N Field South Pacific Expedition, contains slightly edited, footnoted 1909 – 1913, edited and annotated versions of Lewis’s seven field diaries, by Robert L Welsch. Volume I: Field with a huge and stunning assortment Diaries. Volume II: Appendixes. of photos from Fiji, Humboldt Bay Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i and the north coast of German New Press, 1998.

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 1, 2002

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