The Resource The power to frustrate good intentions : or, the Revenge of the Aborigines, Inda Clendinnen

The power to frustrate good intentions : or, the Revenge of the Aborigines, Inda Clendinnen

Label
The power to frustrate good intentions : or, the Revenge of the Aborigines
Title
The power to frustrate good intentions
Title remainder
or, the Revenge of the Aborigines
Statement of responsibility
Inda Clendinnen
Title variation
The revenge of the Aborigines /
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Investigation into the status of anthropology as a science and literary art through a critique of W.E.H. Stanner's representation of Durmugam, a Nangiomeri man, the Daly river region, and contemporary Aboriginal society; argues that the inconsistency in Stanner's logic of historical change in Aboriginal society was based on an admiration for the"High Culture" and a limitation of the sensuous and affective nature of human relations - character set in opposition to change - Durmugam represented as wilfully sustaining continuity of tradition; criticism of the valuing of the "traditional" over adaptive change, individual rights and the status of women;includes references to Stanner's career; relationship between history and anthropology
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Clendinnen, Inga
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Stanner, W. E. H.
  • Durmugam
  • Anthropologists
  • Anthropologists' writings
  • Ethnographic informants
Label
The power to frustrate good intentions : or, the Revenge of the Aborigines, Inda Clendinnen
Instantiates
Publication
Extent
p. 410-430
Label
The power to frustrate good intentions : or, the Revenge of the Aborigines, Inda Clendinnen
Publication
Extent
p. 410-430

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