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In Colonial New Guinea: Anthropological Perspectives (review)

In Colonial New Guinea: Anthropological Perspectives (review) 210 the contemporary pacific • spring 2003 trying to make fortunes along the In Colonial New Guinea: Anthropo- way), somewhat because the (less- logical Perspectives, edited by Naomi than-motherly) gals proved as shrewd M McPherson. asao Monograph and as capable of treating local peo- Series 19. Pittsburgh: University of ple badly as the guys (Lepowsky). Pittsburgh Press, 2001. isbn Episodic structures of time were con- 0–8229 –5751–5; xiv + 247 pages, joined with linear ones as indigenous figures, maps, photographs, notes, leaders (and others) came to terms bibliography, index. us$22.95. with events in their own, often recur- sive ways (Scaglion). And people were Many things happened within colonial variously encompassed—by colonial New Guinea according to those con- officers, missionaries, and develop- tributing to Naomi McPherson’s edited ment experts (who rarely stayed more collection, In Colonial New Guinea. than three days)—becoming differ- “First contacts” were transformed ently, although inevitably, locally into German, British, and Australian modern (Shaw). administrations and these were first Each of the authors contributing to consolidated and then replaced or the collection (edited from papers pre- reconfigured, at least partly in sented at a symposium held during response to two world wars (Brown). meetings of the Association http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

In Colonial New Guinea: Anthropological Perspectives (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 15 (1) – Feb 10, 2003

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Copyright © 2003 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

210 the contemporary pacific • spring 2003 trying to make fortunes along the In Colonial New Guinea: Anthropo- way), somewhat because the (less- logical Perspectives, edited by Naomi than-motherly) gals proved as shrewd M McPherson. asao Monograph and as capable of treating local peo- Series 19. Pittsburgh: University of ple badly as the guys (Lepowsky). Pittsburgh Press, 2001. isbn Episodic structures of time were con- 0–8229 –5751–5; xiv + 247 pages, joined with linear ones as indigenous figures, maps, photographs, notes, leaders (and others) came to terms bibliography, index. us$22.95. with events in their own, often recur- sive ways (Scaglion). And people were Many things happened within colonial variously encompassed—by colonial New Guinea according to those con- officers, missionaries, and develop- tributing to Naomi McPherson’s edited ment experts (who rarely stayed more collection, In Colonial New Guinea. than three days)—becoming differ- “First contacts” were transformed ently, although inevitably, locally into German, British, and Australian modern (Shaw). administrations and these were first Each of the authors contributing to consolidated and then replaced or the collection (edited from papers pre- reconfigured, at least partly in sented at a symposium held during response to two world wars (Brown). meetings of the Association

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Feb 10, 2003

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