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The Resource The Roth family, anthropology, and colonial administration, edited by Russell McDougall and Iain Davidson

The Roth family, anthropology, and colonial administration, edited by Russell McDougall and Iain Davidson

Label
The Roth family, anthropology, and colonial administration
Title
The Roth family, anthropology, and colonial administration
Statement of responsibility
edited by Russell McDougall and Iain Davidson
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"No family better represents the overlapping roles of administrators and scientists in the British empire than the Roths. Descended from a Hungarian emigrant to Australia. two generations of Roths served the empire on four continents and, at the same time, produced ethnographic, archaeological, and linguistic studies that form the basis for much modern research. This volume assesses the often-conflicting roles and contributions of the Roths as government servants and anthropologists. Most of the volume deals with Walter E. Roth, who developed foundational studies of both the Australian Aborigines - considered to be among the first systematic ethnographies anywhere - and South American tribes while serving as Chief Protector of Aborigines in Queensland and later medical officer, magistrate, museum curator and Indigenous relations officer in British Guyana. Henry Ling Roth's contributions to the anthropology of Tasmania, Benin, Sarawak, and New Zealand are also enumerated, as are the publications and administrative activities of the succeeding generation of Roths." -- Book cover
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 301.092/2
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
GN20
LC item number
.R58 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McDougall, Russell
  • Davidson, Iain
Series statement
Publications of the Institute of Archaeology, University College London
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roth, H. Ling
  • Roth, Walter Edmund
  • Roth family
  • Anthropologists
  • Anthropologists
  • Ethnology
  • Ethnology
  • Ethnology
  • Australia
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • South America
Label
The Roth family, anthropology, and colonial administration, edited by Russell McDougall and Iain Davidson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Making otherness the norm / Judit Brody -- The family background and achievements of Walter Edmund Roth / Barrie Reynolds -- Henry Ling Roth : the natives of Sarawak and British North Borneo / Robert Hampson -- The making of Great Benin : Felix Norman Roth and Henry Ling Roth / Russell McDougall -- The primitive body and colonial administration : Henry Ling Roth's approach to body modification / Alice Gorman -- From Oxford to the bush : WE Roth, WB Spencer and Australian anthropology / John Mulvaney -- Ethnological studies and archaeology of north west central Queensland / Iain Davidson -- WE Roth and the study of Aboriginal languages in Queensland / Gavan Breen -- WE Roth on Asians in Australia / Regina Ganter -- The legacy of a 'lazy character' : Walter Roth's contribution o to the ethnography collections of the Queensland Museum / Richard Robins -- The life and time of Walter Edmund Roth in north Queensland : the first protector, the Australian Museum and scandal / Kate Khan -- Naked shame : nation, science and indigenous knowledge in Walter Roth's interventions into frontier sexualities / Ann McGrath -- Walter Edmund Roth : Royal Commissioner of Western Australia, 1904 / Geoffrey Gray -- Walter Roth and ethno-pornography / Helen Pringle -- An indigenous compendium : Walter E Roth and the ethnology of British Guiana / Neil L Whitehead -- 'Protector of Indians' : assessing Walter Roth's legacy in policy towards Amerindians in Guyana / Janette Bulkan and Arif Bulkan -- Vincent Roth : the man, his life and his work / Michael Bennett -- George Kingsley Roth and the Fijian way of life / Julian Croft
Control code
000042714557
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9781598742282
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008002749
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.,
Label
The Roth family, anthropology, and colonial administration, edited by Russell McDougall and Iain Davidson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Making otherness the norm / Judit Brody -- The family background and achievements of Walter Edmund Roth / Barrie Reynolds -- Henry Ling Roth : the natives of Sarawak and British North Borneo / Robert Hampson -- The making of Great Benin : Felix Norman Roth and Henry Ling Roth / Russell McDougall -- The primitive body and colonial administration : Henry Ling Roth's approach to body modification / Alice Gorman -- From Oxford to the bush : WE Roth, WB Spencer and Australian anthropology / John Mulvaney -- Ethnological studies and archaeology of north west central Queensland / Iain Davidson -- WE Roth and the study of Aboriginal languages in Queensland / Gavan Breen -- WE Roth on Asians in Australia / Regina Ganter -- The legacy of a 'lazy character' : Walter Roth's contribution o to the ethnography collections of the Queensland Museum / Richard Robins -- The life and time of Walter Edmund Roth in north Queensland : the first protector, the Australian Museum and scandal / Kate Khan -- Naked shame : nation, science and indigenous knowledge in Walter Roth's interventions into frontier sexualities / Ann McGrath -- Walter Edmund Roth : Royal Commissioner of Western Australia, 1904 / Geoffrey Gray -- Walter Roth and ethno-pornography / Helen Pringle -- An indigenous compendium : Walter E Roth and the ethnology of British Guiana / Neil L Whitehead -- 'Protector of Indians' : assessing Walter Roth's legacy in policy towards Amerindians in Guyana / Janette Bulkan and Arif Bulkan -- Vincent Roth : the man, his life and his work / Michael Bennett -- George Kingsley Roth and the Fijian way of life / Julian Croft
Control code
000042714557
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9781598742282
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008002749
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.,

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