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Steel to Stone

A Chronicle of Colonialism in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea

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Steel to Stone by Jeffrey Clark
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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. He reflects upon his own fieldwork as an anthropologist as he scrutinizes the cultural construction of encounters and exchanges between New Guineans and Australians from the 1930s on. 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. Steel to Stone offers an original critique of several different theories and perspectives and, in its ensemble of frameworks, constitutes a highly innovative contribution to anthropological thinking about history and culture. Of especial interest is Clark's application, in a New Guinean context, of Foucault's analysis of 'the way in which new regimes of power and knowledge are inscribed on the body'. The Wiru, faced with the impact of a colonizing culture, are shown to inscribe their own history on the body, and to read in it their understanding of particular events. Overall, Clark provides a compelling picture of a contemporary Melanesian culture, at the critical point at which the Wiru people are interpreting, invoking, and reinventing their history in the context of a developing nation state.
Release date NZ
December 14th, 2000
Author
Contributors
Edited by Chris Ballard Edited by Michael Nihill
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
3 figures, 3 maps
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
218
Dimensions
163x242x17
ISBN-13
9780198233770
Product ID
2248132

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