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Hunting the Gatherers: Ethnographic Collectors, Agents and Agency in Melanesia, 1870's-1930's (review)

Hunting the Gatherers: Ethnographic Collectors, Agents and Agency in Melanesia,... 518 the contemporary pacific fall 2002 ( a t 2 80 p e r s o n s, itself an a c h i e v e m e n t ) , the vocabulary of ethnographic study. a bibliography, and two examples of Artifacts, individually and sometimes latter twentieth century, linear scien- collectively, have been seen as proof tific thinking: a twenty-page tabular of theories, as illustration of cultural summarization of the objects in the practices, as debate-starters, as right- Lewis collection by location and, more ful compensation, and as unlawful fascinatingly, by “type,” and a fifty- plunder. five-page coded listing of Lewis’s The editors of this important study photographs. have collected an impressive array of Welsch’s two-volume set on the essays constituting an ethnography of Lewis collection is a scholarly achieve- artifact collection in the southwestern ment that will set the standard for any Pacific over a period of roughly sev- future work on past Pacific collec- enty years. Not content just to discuss tions. (Kudos to University of Hawai‘i objects of wood, stone, and fiber, the Press, too, for its commitment to pub- essayists have ranged widely over the lishing so many photographs so well.) field, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Hunting the Gatherers: Ethnographic Collectors, Agents and Agency in Melanesia, 1870's-1930's (review)

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

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2002 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

518 the contemporary pacific fall 2002 ( a t 2 80 p e r s o n s, itself an a c h i e v e m e n t ) , the vocabulary of ethnographic study. a bibliography, and two examples of Artifacts, individually and sometimes latter twentieth century, linear scien- collectively, have been seen as proof tific thinking: a twenty-page tabular of theories, as illustration of cultural summarization of the objects in the practices, as debate-starters, as right- Lewis collection by location and, more ful compensation, and as unlawful fascinatingly, by “type,” and a fifty- plunder. five-page coded listing of Lewis’s The editors of this important study photographs. have collected an impressive array of Welsch’s two-volume set on the essays constituting an ethnography of Lewis collection is a scholarly achieve- artifact collection in the southwestern ment that will set the standard for any Pacific over a period of roughly sev- future work on past Pacific collec- enty years. Not content just to discuss tions. (Kudos to University of Hawai‘i objects of wood, stone, and fiber, the Press, too, for its commitment to pub- essayists have ranged widely over the lishing so many photographs so well.) field,

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 1, 2002

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