9780198233770

Steel to Stone A Chronicle of Colonialism in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea

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    9780198233770

  • ISBN10:

    0198233779

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-03-01
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

In this book the late Jeffrey Clark subjects the history of colonialism among the Wiru of Papua New Guinea to a fresh and subtle examination. Colonized and colonizers alike are the focus of an analysis that draws upon theories of culture, temporality, discursive representation, and anthropology in the postcolonial era.

Author Biography

Jeffrey Clark was formerly Research Fellow with the Politics of Tradition Project at the Australian National University, and a member of the Department of Anthropology, James Cook University, North Queensland.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
ix
List of Figures
ix
Editors' Preface xi
Prelude xiii
Acknowledgements xxiii
Preface xxvii
Introduction 1(10)
PART I
Tangenemo and Other Stories
11(22)
In the Beginning was the Cassowary
18(7)
Colonialism as Ripping Yarn
25(8)
Sons of the Female Spirit, Men of Steel
33(40)
Western Society and the `Other'
35(2)
First Patrols in the Highlands
37(4)
The Europeans in Pangia
41(8)
Steel after Gold
49(9)
Perception and Direction
58(3)
The 1950s-Spirits and Pacification
61(3)
The Appropriation of the Colonial `Other'
64(3)
Human, all too Human
67(1)
First Contact, Again
68(5)
PART II
`An Unsettled and Vicious People'
73(24)
Administrative Discourses
75(9)
A Cult of Work
84(8)
The Failure of Development
92(5)
Waiting for the Word, Walking in the Light
97(22)
Invention and Abandonment
98(3)
Government and Evangelism
101(1)
Colonial Romance, Colonial Rationality
102(2)
Mission Discourses in Pangia
104(9)
Skin Christians
113(6)
PART III
Shrinking, Colonialism, and the Wildman
119(25)
Madness and Colonization
122(6)
The Joy of Jumping
128(8)
The Incredible Shrinking Men
136(5)
Pacify and Convert
141(3)
Renouncing the Stone
144(26)
A Colonial `Cultural History'
145(9)
A Brief History of Cults and Sacrifice
154(4)
Cults, Christianity, and Colonialism
158(4)
Fish Cooking, a New Exchange
162(3)
Sacrifice and Selling
165(5)
Epilogue. The Present in the Past 170(5)
Bibliography 175(10)
Index 185

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