By Holger Jebens
In many elements of the realm the "white guy" is gave the impression to be an instigator of globalization and an embodiment of modernity. notwithstanding, up to now anthropologists have paid little cognizance to the particular heterogeneity and complexity of "whiteness" in particular ethnographic contexts. This research examines cultural perceptions of different and self as expressed in shipment cults and masked dances in Papua New Guinea. Indigenous phrases, pictures, and ideas are being contrasted with their western opposite numbers, the latter in part deriving from the guides and box notes of Charles Valentine. After having performed his first fieldwork greater than fifty years in the past, this "anthropological ancestor" has now turn into a part of the neighborhood culture and has therefore become one of those legendary determine. in line with anthropological fieldwork in addition to on archival stories, this publication addresses the relation among western and indigenous perceptions of self and different, among "tradition" and "modernity," and among anthropological "ancestors" and "descendants." during this means the paintings contributes to the examine of "whiteness," "cargo cults" and masked dances in Papua New Guinea.
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After the Cult: Perceptions of Other and Self in West New Britain (Papua New Guinea) by Holger Jebens