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White, Geoffrey M. (Geoffrey Miles) 1949-

Works: 71 works in 200 publications in 2 languages and 6,287 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal narratives  Exhibition, pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, ed
Classifications: GN502, 940.5426
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Publications about Geoffrey M White
Publications by Geoffrey M White
Most widely held works by Geoffrey M White
Person, self, and experience : exploring Pacific ethnopsychologies by Geoffrey M White( Book )
8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 494 libraries worldwide
New directions in psychological anthropology ( Book )
18 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 494 libraries worldwide
Cultural conceptions of mental health and therapy by Arthur Kleinman( Book )
19 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 477 libraries worldwide
The Pacific theater : island representations of World War II by Geoffrey M White( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
Identity through history : living stories in a Solomon Islands society by Geoffrey M White( Book )
20 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
For people who live in small communities transformed by powerful outside forces, narrative accounts of culture contact and change create images of collective identity through the idiom of shared history. How may we understand the processes that make such accounts compelling for those who tell them? Why do some narratives acquire a kind of mythic status as they are told and retold in a variety of contexts and genres? Identity Through History attempts to explain how identity formation developed among the people of Santa Isabel in the Solomon Islands who were victimised by raiding headhunters in the nineteenth century, and then embraced Christianity around the turn of the century. Making innovative use of work in psychological and historical anthropology, Geoffrey White shows how these significant events were crucial to the community's view of itself in shifting social and political circumstances
Chiefs today : traditional Pacific leadership and the postcolonial state by Geoffrey M White( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
This volume presents detailed analyses of the accommodations between chiefs and states in thirteen Pacific societies. In some states, traditional perquisites and political authority have overlapped so that the state is a contemporary form of chiefdom. Elsewhere, chiefs operate as a mechanism of local accommodation to centralized state authority, facilitating state operations in the local community. In still other states, local chiefs have risen up against central authority, leading their communities in opposition to the state and its depredations. In each case, the chief is a focus for cultural struggle in the border zones of local, national, and transnational politics. The renewed significance of chiefs, and the discussions and disagreements that surround them, are a vital part of debates about identity and power in the Pacific today. In some cases, these debates produce calls for the revitalization and reempowerment of chiefs; in others, they spark attempts to constrict or otherwise regulate their powers. In either instance, these controversies provide a window into social and political transformation in postcolonial states today. The Pacific societies treated are: Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Rotuma, Solomon Islands, Tana Toraja (Indonesia), Tonga, Vanuatu, Western Samoa, and New Zealand
Perilous memories : the Asia-Pacific War(s) ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
A rethinking of the differing national memories of the Second World War in the Pacific in light of recent theories of nationalism, imperialism, and colonialism
Disentangling : conflict discourse in Pacific societies ( Book )
7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
Island encounters : black and white memories of the Pacific War by Lamont Lindstrom( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
Voyaging through the contemporary Pacific ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Memorializing Pearl Harbor : unfinished histories and the work of remembrance by Geoffrey M White( Book )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Culture, kastom, tradition : developing cultural policy in Melanesia ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Culture, youth, and suicide in the Pacific : papers from an East-West Center conference by Institute of Culture and Communication (East-West Center)( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Cheke Holo (Maringe/Hograno) dictionary by Geoffrey M White( Book )
5 editions published in 1988 in 3 languages and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Pacific alternatives : cultural politics in contemporary Oceania by Edvard Hviding( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Remembering the Pacific war ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Big men and church men : social images in Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands by Geoffrey M White( Archival Material )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Indigenous governance in Melanesia by Geoffrey M White( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Places and politics in an age of globalization by Roxann Prazniak( file )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This unique work opens a field of inquiry around place-based critiques of global capital as it focuses on the interactions between local issues and international financial flows. Framing their discussions around the concept of place-based imagination, the contributors examine such cases as indigenous movements against land degradation, ethnic pluralism and union organizing, ethnic diversity and the challenges of state and capital to cultural identity, and women's networks through non-governmental organizations. This ambitious study will be an invaluable resource and launching point for scholar
Cultural Conceptions of Mental Health and Therapy by Anthony J Marsella( file )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Within the past two decades, there has been an increased interest in the study of culture and mental health relationships. This interest has extended across many academic and professional disciplines, including anthropology, psychology, sociology, psychiatry, public health and social work, and has resulted in many books and scientific papers emphasizing the role of sociocultural factors in the etiology, epidemiology, manifestation and treatment of mental disorders. It is now evident that sociocultural variables are inextricably linked to all aspects of both normal and abnormal human behavior. But, in spite of the massive accumulation of data regarding culture and mental health relationships, sociocultural factors have still not been incorporated into existing biological and psychological perspectives on mental disorder and therapy. Psychiatry, the Western medical specialty concerned with mental disorders, has for the most part continued to ignore socio-cultural factors in its theoretical and applied approaches to the problem. The major reason for this is psychiatry's continued commitment to a disease conception of mental disorder which assumes that mental disorders are largely biologically-caused illnesses which are universally represented in etiology and manifestation. Within this perspective, mental disorders are regarded as caused by universal processes which lead to discrete and recognizable symptoms regardless of the culture in which they occur. However, this perspective is now the subject of growing criticism and debate
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Miles White, Geoffrey 1949-
White, Geoffrey M.
White, Geoffrey Miles
White, Geoffrey Miles 1949-
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