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Entangled objects : exchange, material culture, and colonialism in the Pacific

Author: Nicholas Thomas
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The author takes up issues central to modern anthropology. In so doing he raises doubts about any simple "us / them" dichotomy between Westerners and Pacific Islanders, challenging the preoccupation of anthropology with cultural differences by stressing the shared history of colonial entanglement.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thomas, Nicholas, 1960-
Entangled objects.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)645795859
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Thomas
ISBN: 0674257308 9780674257306 0674257316 9780674257313
OCLC Number: 23212979
Description: xiii, 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Objects, Exchange, Anthropology --
The Permutations of Debt: Exchange Systems in the Pacific --
The Indigenous Appropriation of European Things --
The European Appropriation of Indigenous Things --
The Discovery of the Gift: Exchange and Identity in the Contemporary Pacific.
Responsibility: Nicholas Thomas.

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