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The Resource Foreign bodies : Oceania and the science of race 1750-1940, edited by Bronwen Douglas and Chris Ballard

Foreign bodies : Oceania and the science of race 1750-1940, edited by Bronwen Douglas and Chris Ballard

Label
Foreign bodies : Oceania and the science of race 1750-1940
Title
Foreign bodies
Title remainder
Oceania and the science of race 1750-1940
Statement of responsibility
edited by Bronwen Douglas and Chris Ballard
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The collection investigates the reciprocal significance of Oceania for the science of race, and of racial thinking for Oceania, during the two centuries after 1750, giving 'Oceania' a broad definition that encompasses the Pacific Islands, Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, and the Malay Archipelago. We aim to denaturalize the modernist scientific concept of race by means of a dual historical strategy: tracking the emergence of the concept in western Europe at the end of the eighteenth century, its subsequent normalization, and its practical deployment in Oceanic contexts; and exposing the tensions, inconsistencies, and instability of rival discourses. Under the broad rubrics of dereifying race and decentring Europe, these essays make several distinctive and innovative contributions. First, they locate the formulation of particular racial theories and the science of race generally at the intersections of metropolitan biology or anthropology and encounters in the field a relatively recent strategy in the history of ideas. We neither dematerialize ideas as purely abstract and discursive nor reduce them to social relations and politics, but ground them personally and circumstantially in embodied human interactions."--Provided by publisher
Additional physical form
Also available in an electronic format via the Internet at the publisher's home page: http://epress.anu.edu.au.
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
305.800995
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1507
LC item number
.F67 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Douglas, Bronwen
  • Ballard, Chris
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnic relations
  • Race
  • Physical anthropology
  • Miscegenation
  • Oceania
Label
Foreign bodies : Oceania and the science of race 1750-1940, edited by Bronwen Douglas and Chris Ballard
Link
http://epress.anu.edu.au/foreign_bodies_citation.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
Contents
Introduction: Foreign bodies in Oceania / Bronwen Douglas -- Part one : Emergence: thinking the science of race, 1750-1880 : Climate to crania: science and the racialization of human difference / Bronwen Douglas -- Part two - Experience: the science of race and Oceania, 1750-1869 : "Novus orbis Australis" : Oceania in the science of race, 1750-1850 / Bronwen Douglas -- "Oceanic negroes" : British anthropology of Papuans, 1820-1869 / Chris Ballard -- Part three - Consolidation: the science of race and Aboriginal Australians, 1860-1885 : British anthropological thought in colonial practice: the appropriation of Indigenous Australian bodies, 1860-1880 / Paul Turnbull -- "Three living Australians" and the Société d'Anthropologie de Paris, 1885 / Stephanie Anderson -- Part four: Complicity and challenge: the science of race and evangelical humanism, 1800-1930 : The "faculty of faith" : evangelical missionaries, social anthropologists, and the claim for human unity in the 19th century / Helen Gardner -- "White man's burden", "white man's privilege" : Christian humanism and racial determinism in Oceania, 1890-1930 / Christine Weir -- Part five: Zenith: colonial contradictions and the chimera of racial purity, 1920-1940 : The half-caste in Australia, New Zealand, and Western Samoa between the wars: different problem, different places? / Vicki Luker -- Epilogue: The cultivation of difference in Oceania / Chris Ballard
Control code
000043348187
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 352 p.
Isbn
9781921313998
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009459186
Other physical details
ill., facsims, maps, ports.
Label
Foreign bodies : Oceania and the science of race 1750-1940, edited by Bronwen Douglas and Chris Ballard
Link
http://epress.anu.edu.au/foreign_bodies_citation.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
Contents
Introduction: Foreign bodies in Oceania / Bronwen Douglas -- Part one : Emergence: thinking the science of race, 1750-1880 : Climate to crania: science and the racialization of human difference / Bronwen Douglas -- Part two - Experience: the science of race and Oceania, 1750-1869 : "Novus orbis Australis" : Oceania in the science of race, 1750-1850 / Bronwen Douglas -- "Oceanic negroes" : British anthropology of Papuans, 1820-1869 / Chris Ballard -- Part three - Consolidation: the science of race and Aboriginal Australians, 1860-1885 : British anthropological thought in colonial practice: the appropriation of Indigenous Australian bodies, 1860-1880 / Paul Turnbull -- "Three living Australians" and the Société d'Anthropologie de Paris, 1885 / Stephanie Anderson -- Part four: Complicity and challenge: the science of race and evangelical humanism, 1800-1930 : The "faculty of faith" : evangelical missionaries, social anthropologists, and the claim for human unity in the 19th century / Helen Gardner -- "White man's burden", "white man's privilege" : Christian humanism and racial determinism in Oceania, 1890-1930 / Christine Weir -- Part five: Zenith: colonial contradictions and the chimera of racial purity, 1920-1940 : The half-caste in Australia, New Zealand, and Western Samoa between the wars: different problem, different places? / Vicki Luker -- Epilogue: The cultivation of difference in Oceania / Chris Ballard
Control code
000043348187
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 352 p.
Isbn
9781921313998
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009459186
Other physical details
ill., facsims, maps, ports.

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