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Remembering Papua New Guinea: An Eccentric Ethnography (review)

Remembering Papua New Guinea: An Eccentric Ethnography (review) 176 the contemporary pacific • 18:1 (2006) Clarke’s stay among the Maring Remembering Papua New Guinea: also yielded a large photographic An Eccentric Ethnography, by archive. When the film began to William C Clarke. Canberra: Panda- deteriorate in the 1990s, he began nus Books and Research School of salvaging his photographs with digital Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian technology, a process that triggered National University, 2003. isbn many of the memories he recalls in 1-74076-034-4; viii + 176 pages, this book, written nearly four decades figures, maps, photographs, notes, after his original visit. True to its title, bibliography. a$49.50 (includes gst ). the book’s organization is eccentric— a cross between a glossy picture book When Australian administration was and a collection of short ethnographic extended through the relatively poorly notes. It has upwards of sixty color known highlands of New Guinea plates, mostly of the Bomagai- after the Second World War, it wasn’t Angoiang. The photos are often long before the first wave of ethnog- striking, but the tone is unspectacular raphers followed in the patrol officers’ and quiet, the collection offering a wake. The region became a testing combination of individual portraits, ground for some of the day’s http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Remembering Papua New Guinea: An Eccentric Ethnography (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 18 (1) – Dec 6, 2005

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2006 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

176 the contemporary pacific • 18:1 (2006) Clarke’s stay among the Maring Remembering Papua New Guinea: also yielded a large photographic An Eccentric Ethnography, by archive. When the film began to William C Clarke. Canberra: Panda- deteriorate in the 1990s, he began nus Books and Research School of salvaging his photographs with digital Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian technology, a process that triggered National University, 2003. isbn many of the memories he recalls in 1-74076-034-4; viii + 176 pages, this book, written nearly four decades figures, maps, photographs, notes, after his original visit. True to its title, bibliography. a$49.50 (includes gst ). the book’s organization is eccentric— a cross between a glossy picture book When Australian administration was and a collection of short ethnographic extended through the relatively poorly notes. It has upwards of sixty color known highlands of New Guinea plates, mostly of the Bomagai- after the Second World War, it wasn’t Angoiang. The photos are often long before the first wave of ethnog- striking, but the tone is unspectacular raphers followed in the patrol officers’ and quiet, the collection offering a wake. The region became a testing combination of individual portraits, ground for some of the day’s

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Published: Dec 6, 2005

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