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The Resource Collecting cultures : myth, politics, and collaboration in the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition, Sally K. May

Collecting cultures : myth, politics, and collaboration in the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition, Sally K. May

Label
Collecting cultures : myth, politics, and collaboration in the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition
Title
Collecting cultures
Title remainder
myth, politics, and collaboration in the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition
Statement of responsibility
Sally K. May
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'Draws together diverse strands of evidence to investigate the events and consequences of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition. In the wake of the expedition came volumes of scientific publications, miles of film, thousands of photographs, tens of thousands of scientific specimens, and a vast array of artifacts and artwork from across Arnhem Land. This book explores the complex and, at times, contentious legacy of this ethnographic fieldwork and artifact collection, revealing how cross-cultural encounters transformed and continue to transform our understanding of people and places' -- back cover. Annotation pending - Includes: songs "The Phoenix never came in" by Peter Bassett-Smith, p. 53 and "Oenpelli, 1948" by W. E. Harvey, p. 86
Member of
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DLC
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May, Sally K
Dewey number
919.429/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DU398.A7
LC item number
M36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Indigenous archaeologies
Series volume
v. 4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blitner, Gerry
  • Cahill, Paddy
  • Marika, Mawalan
  • McCarthy, Frederick D.
  • Mountford, Charles P.
  • Murra-Karra
  • Setzler, Frank M.
  • National Geographic Society (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Yirrkala Mission (N.T.)
  • American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Cross-cultural studies
  • Ethnological expeditions
  • Ethnological museums and collections
  • Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Label
Collecting cultures : myth, politics, and collaboration in the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition, Sally K. May
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes tables
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Foreword by Stephen Loring -- 1 Beginnings -- 2 Ethnographic collecting -- 3 Preparing for Arnhem Land -- 4 Exploring the great unknown - Groote Eylandt -- 5 Exploring the great unknown - Yirrkala -- 6 Exploring the great unknown - Oenpelli -- 7 Collecting Arnhem Land -- 8 When we have put to sea -- 9 Reflections on an ethnographic collection -- 10 A series most promising -- 11 The ongoing impact
Control code
000044195787
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 229 p.
Isbn
9780759113145
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2009017999
Other physical details
ill., facsims, map, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)471600724
Label
Collecting cultures : myth, politics, and collaboration in the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition, Sally K. May
Publication
Note
Includes tables
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Foreword by Stephen Loring -- 1 Beginnings -- 2 Ethnographic collecting -- 3 Preparing for Arnhem Land -- 4 Exploring the great unknown - Groote Eylandt -- 5 Exploring the great unknown - Yirrkala -- 6 Exploring the great unknown - Oenpelli -- 7 Collecting Arnhem Land -- 8 When we have put to sea -- 9 Reflections on an ethnographic collection -- 10 A series most promising -- 11 The ongoing impact
Control code
000044195787
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 229 p.
Isbn
9780759113145
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2009017999
Other physical details
ill., facsims, map, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)471600724

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