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The ethnographic experiment : A.M. Hocart and W.H.R. Rivers in Island Melanesia, 1908

Author: Edvard Hviding
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2014.
Series: Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to Melanesia; Pacific perspectives, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In 1908, A.M. Hocart and W.H. Rivers conducted fieldwork in the Solomon Islands and elsewhere in Island Melanesia that served as the turning point in the development of modern anthropology.

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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Named Person: W H R Rivers; A M Hocart; William Halse Rivers Rivers; Arthur Maurice Hocart; William H R Rivers; Arthur M Hocart; William H R Rivers; Arthur M Hocart
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edvard Hviding
ISBN: 9781782383420 1782383425 9781785333392 1785333399
OCLC Number: 861210223
Description: xii, 320 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of figures and tables --
Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction: The ethnographic experiment in island Melanesia / Edvard Hviding and Cato Berg --
Acknowledging ancestors : the vexations of representation / Christine Dureau --
Across the New Georgia Group : A.M. Hocart's fieldwork as inter-island practice / Edvard Hviding --
The genealogical method : Vella Lavella reconsidered / Cato Berg --
Rivers and the study of kinship on Ambryn : mother right and father right revisited / Knut M. Rio and Annelin Eriksen --
A house upon Pacific sand : W.H.R. Rivers and his 1908 ethnographic survey work / Thorgeir S. Kolshus --
Colonialism as shell shock : W.H.R. Rivers's explanations for depopulation in Melanesia / Tim Bayliss-Smith --
A vanishing people or a vanishing discourse? : W.H.R. Rivers's 'psychological factor' and depopulation in the Solomon Islands and the New Hebrides / Judith A. Bennett --
Objects and photographs from the Percy Sladen Trust Expedition / Tim Thomas --
Appendix 1. Unpublished reports by W.H.R. Rivers to the trustees of the Percy Sladen Memorial Trust Fund / transcribed by Tim Bayliss-Smith --
Appendix 2. Materials in archives from the 1908 Percy Sladen Trust Expedition / Cato Berg --
Appendix 3. Planning the expedition : letters written before the fieldwork began / transcribed by Tim Bayliss-Smith.
Series Title: Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to Melanesia; Pacific perspectives, v. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Edvard Hviding and Cato Berg.

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