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Dakowski, Bruce

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Works: 12 works in 13 publications in 2 languages and 21 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Classifications: GN320,
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Publications about Bruce Dakowski
Publications by Bruce Dakowski
Most widely held works by Bruce Dakowski
Off the veranda ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Examines the work of Bronislaw Malinowski, who studied the people of the Trobriands, a group of Pacific Islands, altering the idea that native peoples were primitive savages
Bronislaw Malinowski off the verandah ( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Documents Malinowski's work with the Trobriand Islanders in the South Pacific, living with them for extended periods of time, learning their language, making their lives accessible to the outside world and dispelling the myth of primitive peoples as savages
Strange beliefs Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard, 1902-1973 by André Singer( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer, fieldwork ( visu )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The series begins by showing the work of Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer with the Australian aborigines. In 1887, he went to Australia, where, after seeing the aborigines for the first time, he wrote: "The sight was not an appetizing one, and the savages looked more like wild beasts gnawing their prey than human beings". Spencer began to work with Frank Gillen, an initiated elder of the Aranda tribe. Gillen's special place in aboriginal society enabled both men to witness scenes that no white man had ever seen. Spencer was knowledgeable, enlightened, and liberal, but constrained by the prevailing notions of the day ; he never really saw Aboriginals other than as a prehistoric race doomed to extinction. However, the approach that the two men used to study the aborigines has remained valid, and strongly influenced the way that other cultures have been studied since. Their method came to be known as fieldwork
Franz Boas, the shackles of tradition ( visu )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Boas was the first distinguished social scientist in the United States to challenge the prevailing concept of racial inferiority, and actively campaigned on behalf of black people in America in the early part of the 20th century. He wrote: "These is no reason to believe that one race is in nature so much more intelligent and endowed with greater willpower, nor emotionally more stable than another". Considered the founding father of American anthropology, Boas taught at Columbia University for fifty years, encouraging his students to follow his example by actually working in the field
Strangers abroad . Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard, 1902-1973 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 1 library worldwide
Strangers abroad ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Examines the work of Bronislaw Malinowski, who studied the people of the Trobriands, a group of Pacific Islands, altering the idea that native peoples were primitive savages
Strangers abroad by André Singer( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Fieldwork Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer, 1860-1929 by André Singer( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Bronislaw Malinowski, off the veranda ( visu )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Presents a biographical portrait of the social anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski, who lived for long periods with the people of the Trobriands, who made their work & lives intelligible to the West, and who changed the way that filed studies were carried out
Rock-a-bye baby ( visu )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"This program looks at the work of a bio-engineer investigating the problem of cold stress in newborn babies - a major killer in the Third World. It presents material from the Himalayas, where infant mortality rates are among the highest in the world. It assesses the usefulness of certain Nepalese practices, like swaddling procedures and oiling the newborn on mustard seed oil. The program provides a clear analysis of a global health problem" -- Container label
Once bitten-- ( visu )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
A program which looks at the work of two Oxford doctors working in Thailand on the "forgotten" tropical diseases of snakebite, cerebral malaria and rabies
 
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English (12)
French (1)
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