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Houses Far From Home: British Colonial Space in the New Hebrides (review)

Houses Far From Home: British Colonial Space in the New Hebrides (review) 514 the contemporary pacific fall 2002 Houses Far From Home: British Colo- the anthropologist moved. The intro- nial Space in the New Hebrides, by ductory chapter appropriately sets a Margaret Critchlow Rodman. Hono- reflexive tone and suggests that the lulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, mobility of the bamboo house prefig- 2001. i s b n cloth, 0 –8248 –2307–9; ures the future methodological mobil- paper, 0 –8248–2394–X, xiv + 247 ity of its anthropologist. Rodman pages, tables, figures, maps, photo- travels to multiple sites in Vanuatu graphs, notes, bibliography, index. and in England as she gathers family Cloth, u s$50.00; paper, u s$17.95. histories, memories, stories, photo- graphs, maps, and diagrams of the Houses far from home provide the past and present, simultaneously “architecture” of this monograph inserting fragments of her own travel- (203) and set British administrative ogue and methodologically actualizing colonial space in the New Hebrides multilocal fieldwork practices. Hers is under ethnographic scrutiny. Rodman also a personal journey, sometimes in focuses primarily on colonial officers, the company of former colonial off i c e r specifically resident commissioners, Will Stober, as she tracks down form e r district agents, and their accompany- i n h a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Houses Far From Home: British Colonial Space in the New Hebrides (review)

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

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Copyright © 2002 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

514 the contemporary pacific fall 2002 Houses Far From Home: British Colo- the anthropologist moved. The intro- nial Space in the New Hebrides, by ductory chapter appropriately sets a Margaret Critchlow Rodman. Hono- reflexive tone and suggests that the lulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, mobility of the bamboo house prefig- 2001. i s b n cloth, 0 –8248 –2307–9; ures the future methodological mobil- paper, 0 –8248–2394–X, xiv + 247 ity of its anthropologist. Rodman pages, tables, figures, maps, photo- travels to multiple sites in Vanuatu graphs, notes, bibliography, index. and in England as she gathers family Cloth, u s$50.00; paper, u s$17.95. histories, memories, stories, photo- graphs, maps, and diagrams of the Houses far from home provide the past and present, simultaneously “architecture” of this monograph inserting fragments of her own travel- (203) and set British administrative ogue and methodologically actualizing colonial space in the New Hebrides multilocal fieldwork practices. Hers is under ethnographic scrutiny. Rodman also a personal journey, sometimes in focuses primarily on colonial officers, the company of former colonial off i c e r specifically resident commissioners, Will Stober, as she tracks down form e r district agents, and their accompany- i n h a

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 1, 2002

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