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In the forest : visual and material worlds of Andamanese history, 1858-2006

Author: Vishvajit Pandya
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2009.
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There are always at least two 'histories' of encounter or contact, as each party would tell the story differently, but where and when is it really the 'first contact' and for whom? This book deploys an analytical framework developed from Semiotics to haveboth sides of the story address each other. It is ethnography of dialogue, emerging from textual representation by outsiders and its relationship to visual response  Read more...
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Pandya, Vishvajit.
In the forest.
Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2009
(OCoLC)256932472
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vishvajit Pandya
ISBN: 9780761842729 0761842721
OCLC Number: 371672686
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 427 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Acknowledgment; Chapter 01. Introduction; Part I. VISUALITY; Chapter 02. The Past Imagined in the Dugong Elegies; Chapter 03. The Documentation of the Andamanese: From Photography to Ethnography; PART II. MATERIALITY; Chapter 04. Things in Time: Carriers of Continuity and Change; Chapter 05. Materiality Mapped; Part III. HISTORY; Chapter 06. Signifying Practices: he "Violent" Other; Chapter 07. Images and Imaginations: Modernist Encounters; PART IV. CONCLUSION AND BEYOND; Chapter 08. Towards a Political Economy of Visualized Material Chapter 09. The Specter of "Hostility": The Sentinelese betweenT ext and ImageAppendix A. Tools As Part of Culture and History; Appendix B. Smoking Pipes As Part of Contact History and Culture; Appendix C. Body Adornments As Markers of Contact Relations and Culture; Appendix D. Maps; Abbreviations; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
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