After the Cult: Perceptions of Other and Self in West New Britain (Papua New Guinea)

4 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781845456740: After the Cult: Perceptions of Other and Self in West New Britain (Papua New Guinea)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In many parts of the world the “white man” is perceived to be an instigator of globalization and an embodiment of modernity. However, so far anthropologists have paid little attention to the actual heterogeneity and complexity of “whiteness” in specific ethnographic contexts. This study examines cultural perceptions of other and self as expressed in cargo cults and masked dances in Papua New Guinea. Indigenous terms, images, and concepts are being contrasted with their western counterparts, the latter partly deriving from the publications and field notes of Charles Valentine. After having done his first fieldwork more than fifty years ago, this “anthropological ancestor” has now become part of the local tradition and has thus turned into a kind of mythical figure. Based on anthropological fieldwork as well as on archival studies, this book addresses the relation between western and indigenous perceptions of self and other, between “tradition” and “modernity,” and between anthropological “ancestors” and “descendants.” In this way the work contributes to the study of “whiteness,” “cargo cults” and masked dances in Papua New Guinea.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Holger Jebens is Adjunct Professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of Goethe University, Senior Research Fellow at the Frobenius Institute and Managing Editor of Paideuma. He spent many years doing fieldwork in highland and seaboard Papua New Guinea. His publications include Cargo, Cult, and Culture Critique (Hawai’i University Press, 2004), Pathways to Heaven (Berghahn Books, 2005), and The end of Anthropology (co-ed., Sean Kingston Publishing, 2011).

Review:

What emerges [from this study]  is a many-layered reflection on the history of the Kivung that weaves together rich reflexive ethnography, oral history, and the history of anthropology. Among the book’s virtues is Jebens’ careful attention to the individuality of informants and the contexts in which they spoke.”  ·  Anthropos

“...an intriguing intervention in anthropology’s long-running engagement with the idea of the cargo cult in the South Pacific...Jebens has showcased a highly sophisticated approach to some complex material. After the Cultmust take an important place in contemporary debates around cargo cult.  ·  JRAI

This detailed book uses ethnographic and archival work to create an ethnography that synthesizes... research on topics such as cargo cults, reflexivity in fieldwork, cultural objectification and colonialism. This makes After the Cult of interest not only to Melanesianists but also to a much broader anthropological audience...After the Cult deserves to be widely read and cited...Jebens’s intelligent theoretical contribution and superb ethnography deserves a wide audience.”  ·  American Anthropologist

While After the cult will be of interest to Melanesianists in particular, Jebens’s interesting conclusions regarding memory and recollection, the mutual influence of the anthropologist and the people who are studied, as well as the production of anthropological knowledge in general, merit a much wider readership.  ·  Anthropological Forum

"Here, finally, is a book that realizes on a grand scale the long-held promise that the study of cargo cults can teach us as much about anthropology as about the Melanesians who participate in them... this is the book to bring the study of cargo cults into the twentieth-first century. It should join those classics in being widely read and broadly influential."  ·  Joel Robbins, University of California, San Diego

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780857457981: After the Cult: Perceptions of Other and Self in West New Britain (Papua New Guinea)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0857457985 ISBN 13:  9780857457981
Publisher: Berghahn Books, 2012
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Holger Jebens
ISBN 10: 1845456742 ISBN 13: 9781845456740
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. After the Cult: Perceptions of Other and Self in West New Britain (Papua New Guinea). Seller Inventory # BBS-9781845456740

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 6.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Jebens, Holger
Published by Berghahn Books
ISBN 10: 1845456742 ISBN 13: 9781845456740
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
PLANET BOOKS
(WELLINGTON, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berghahn Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1845456742 BRAND NEW. GIFT QUALITY!. Seller Inventory # 154.RL11

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 5.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Holger Jebens
Published by Berghahn Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 1845456742 ISBN 13: 9781845456740
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berghahn Books, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1845456742

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Jebens, Holger
Published by Berghahn Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 1845456742 ISBN 13: 9781845456740
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
J.M. Brown
(Sacramento, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berghahn Books, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. New. Pristine, unmarked. 2 maps, 20 figures. // shipped carefully packed in a sturdy box. Seller Inventory # 018166

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Holger Jebens
Published by Berghahn Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 1845456742 ISBN 13: 9781845456740
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berghahn Books, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1845456742

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Holger Jebens
Published by Berghahn Books, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 1845456742 ISBN 13: 9781845456740
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berghahn Books, United Kingdom, 2010. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The book will be of value to those who study the religions of Oceania and those who are concerned with missions and local Christianities. * Anthropos What Jebens has provided us on the whole, is a densely-knit and fascinating study, which will be of interest to all scholars of religion and social change in the Oceanic and Asiatic regions. His anthropological perspective illuminates areas of the everyday practice of faith and the working out of religious conflict that would not be accessible to us otherwise. * Asian Journal of Social Science Here, finally, is a book that realizes on a grand scale the long-held promise that the study of cargo cults can teach us as much about anthropology as about the Melanesians who participate in them.this is the book to bring the study of cargo cults into the twentieth-first century. It should join those classics in being widely read and broadly influential. * Joel Robbins, University of California, San Diego In many parts of the world the white man is perceived to be an instigator of globalization and an embodiment of modernity. However, so far anthropologists have paid little attention to the actual heterogeneity and complexity of whiteness in specific ethnographic contexts. This study examines cultural perceptions of other and self as expressed in cargo cults and masked dances in Papua New Guinea. Indigenous terms, images, and concepts are being contrasted with their western counterparts, the latter partly deriving from the publications and field notes of Charles Valentine. After having done his first fieldwork more than fifty years ago, this anthropological ancestor has now become part of the local tradition and has thus turned into a kind of mythical figure. Based on anthropological fieldwork as well as on archival studies, this book addresses the relation between western and indigenous perceptions of self and other, between tradition and modernity, and between anthropological ancestors and descendants. In this way the work contributes to the study of whiteness, cargo cults and masked dances in Papua New Guinea. Holger Jebens is a Research Fellow at the Frobenius Institute and has been Managing Editor of Paideuma since 1998. He was Theodor-Heuss Lecturer at the New School of Social Research and spent many years doing fieldwork in highland and seaboard Papua New Guinea. His publications include Cargo, Cult, and Culture Critique (Hawai i University Press, 2004), and Pathways to Heaven (Berghahn Books, 2005). Seller Inventory # AAN9781845456740

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 83.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Holger Jebens
Published by Berghahn Books, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 1845456742 ISBN 13: 9781845456740
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berghahn Books, United Kingdom, 2010. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The book will be of value to those who study the religions of Oceania and those who are concerned with missions and local Christianities. * Anthropos What Jebens has provided us on the whole, is a densely-knit and fascinating study, which will be of interest to all scholars of religion and social change in the Oceanic and Asiatic regions. His anthropological perspective illuminates areas of the everyday practice of faith and the working out of religious conflict that would not be accessible to us otherwise. * Asian Journal of Social Science Here, finally, is a book that realizes on a grand scale the long-held promise that the study of cargo cults can teach us as much about anthropology as about the Melanesians who participate in them.this is the book to bring the study of cargo cults into the twentieth-first century. It should join those classics in being widely read and broadly influential. * Joel Robbins, University of California, San Diego In many parts of the world the white man is perceived to be an instigator of globalization and an embodiment of modernity. However, so far anthropologists have paid little attention to the actual heterogeneity and complexity of whiteness in specific ethnographic contexts. This study examines cultural perceptions of other and self as expressed in cargo cults and masked dances in Papua New Guinea. Indigenous terms, images, and concepts are being contrasted with their western counterparts, the latter partly deriving from the publications and field notes of Charles Valentine. After having done his first fieldwork more than fifty years ago, this anthropological ancestor has now become part of the local tradition and has thus turned into a kind of mythical figure. Based on anthropological fieldwork as well as on archival studies, this book addresses the relation between western and indigenous perceptions of self and other, between tradition and modernity, and between anthropological ancestors and descendants. In this way the work contributes to the study of whiteness, cargo cults and masked dances in Papua New Guinea. Holger Jebens is a Research Fellow at the Frobenius Institute and has been Managing Editor of Paideuma since 1998. He was Theodor-Heuss Lecturer at the New School of Social Research and spent many years doing fieldwork in highland and seaboard Papua New Guinea. His publications include Cargo, Cult, and Culture Critique (Hawai i University Press, 2004), and Pathways to Heaven (Berghahn Books, 2005). Seller Inventory # AAN9781845456740

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 86.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Jebens, Holger
Published by Berghahn Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 1845456742 ISBN 13: 9781845456740
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berghahn Books, 2010. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781845456740

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 114.69
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Jebens, Holger
Published by Berghahn Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 1845456742 ISBN 13: 9781845456740
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berghahn Books, 2010. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CE-9781845456740

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 120.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.44
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Holger Jebens
Published by Berghahn Books, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 1845456742 ISBN 13: 9781845456740
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berghahn Books, United Kingdom, 2010. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The book will be of value to those who study the religions of Oceania and those who are concerned with missions and local Christianities. * Anthropos What Jebens has provided us on the whole, is a densely-knit and fascinating study, which will be of interest to all scholars of religion and social change in the Oceanic and Asiatic regions. His anthropological perspective illuminates areas of the everyday practice of faith and the working out of religious conflict that would not be accessible to us otherwise. * Asian Journal of Social Science Here, finally, is a book that realizes on a grand scale the long-held promise that the study of cargo cults can teach us as much about anthropology as about the Melanesians who participate in them.this is the book to bring the study of cargo cults into the twentieth-first century. It should join those classics in being widely read and broadly influential. * Joel Robbins, University of California, San Diego In many parts of the world the white man is perceived to be an instigator of globalization and an embodiment of modernity. However, so far anthropologists have paid little attention to the actual heterogeneity and complexity of whiteness in specific ethnographic contexts. This study examines cultural perceptions of other and self as expressed in cargo cults and masked dances in Papua New Guinea. Indigenous terms, images, and concepts are being contrasted with their western counterparts, the latter partly deriving from the publications and field notes of Charles Valentine. After having done his first fieldwork more than fifty years ago, this anthropological ancestor has now become part of the local tradition and has thus turned into a kind of mythical figure. Based on anthropological fieldwork as well as on archival studies, this book addresses the relation between western and indigenous perceptions of self and other, between tradition and modernity, and between anthropological ancestors and descendants. In this way the work contributes to the study of whiteness, cargo cults and masked dances in Papua New Guinea. Holger Jebens is a Research Fellow at the Frobenius Institute and has been Managing Editor of Paideuma since 1998. He was Theodor-Heuss Lecturer at the New School of Social Research and spent many years doing fieldwork in highland and seaboard Papua New Guinea. His publications include Cargo, Cult, and Culture Critique (Hawai i University Press, 2004), and Pathways to Heaven (Berghahn Books, 2005). Seller Inventory # BTE9781845456740

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 142.86
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book