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Settler Colonialism and the Transformation of Anthropology

The Politics and Poetics of an Ethnographic Event

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Settler Colonialism and the Transformation of Anthropology by Patrick G. Wolfe
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This work analyzes the politics of anthropological knowledge from critical perspective that alters existing understandings of colonialism. At the same time, it produces insights into the history of anthropology. Organized around an historical reconstruction of the great anthropological controversy over doctrines of virgin birth, the book argues that the allegation a great deal about European colonial discourse and little if anything about indigenous beliefs. By means of an Australian example, the book shows not only that the alleged ignorance was an artefact of the anthropological theory that produced it, but also that the anthropology was an artefact of the anthropological theory that produced it, but also that the anthropology concerened has been closely tied into both the historical dispossesion and the continuing oppresion of native peoples. The author explores the links between metropolitan anthropological theory and local colonial politics from the 19th century up to the present, settler colonialism, and the ideological and sexual regimes that characterize it.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 1999
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
304th ed.
Illustrations
1, black & white illustrations
Imprint
Leicester University Press
Pages
258
Dimensions
156x234x13
ISBN-13
9780304703401
Product ID
1662998

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