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Title Echoes of the Tambaran : masculinity, history and the subject in the work of Donald F. Tuzin / edited by David Lipset and Paul Roscoe.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (311 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction: Donald F. Tuzin, An Anthropologist's Anthropologist / David Lipset and Paul Roscoe -- Section One: History, Masculinity and Melanesia. The Abelam 'Invasion' and the Rise of Ilahita Revisited / Paul Roscoe -- The String Bag of the Tambaran: The fragile loops of concealing and revealing in Abelam culture / Brigitta Hauser-Schäublin -- 'Skirts-Money-Masks', and Other Chains of Masculine Signification in Post-Colonial Papua New Guinea / David Lipset -- Men, Modernity and Melanesia / Bruce M. Knauft -- Section Two: Culture, the Agent and Tuzin's Methodological Individualism. Signs and Wonders: The uncanny verum and the anthropological illusion / Kevin Birth -- Comparison, Individualism and 'Interactionalism' in the Work of Donald F. Tuzin / Don Gardner -- Stories from Childhood: Windows on experience or cultural meta-narratives? Evidence from Papua New Guinea / Stephen C. Leavitt -- On Messianic Promise Joel Robbins -- Section Three: Comparativism, Psychoanalysis and the Subject. Klein in Bali and Ilahita: A reflection on cultural fantasy and the deep unconscious / Michele Stephen -- Hierarchy and Equality in Fijian Kindergartens / Karen J. Brison -- The Torments of Initiation and the Question of Resistance / Thomas A. Gregor -- Talking About Sex: On the relationship between discourse, secrecy and sexual subjectivity in Melanesia / Gilbert Herdt -- Section Four: Style. Courtesy and Method in Ethnography / Alexander H. Bolyanatz -- The Anthropologist's Voice: Margaret Mead and Donald Tuzin / Diane Losche.
Note Title from PDF title page (viewed Oct. 12, 2011).
Summary "In the Sepik Basin of Papua New Guinea, ritual culture was dominated by the Tambaran - a male tutelary spirit that acted as a social and intellectual guardian or patron to those under its aegis as they made their way through life. To Melanesian scholarship, the cultural and psychological anthropologist, Donald F. Tuzin, was something of a Tambaran, a figure whose brilliant and fine-grained ethnographic project in the Arapesh village of IIaita was immensely influential within and beyond New Guinea anthropology. Tuzin died in 2007, at the age of 61. In his memory, the editors of this collection commissioned a set of original and thought provoking essays from eminent and accomplished anthropologists who knew and were influenced by his work. They are echoes of the Tambaran. The anthology begins with a biographical sketch of Tuzin's life and scholarship. It is divided into four sections, each of which focuses loosely around one of his preoccupations. The first concerns warfare history, the male cult and changing masculinity, all in Melanesia. The second addresses the relationship between actor and structure. Here, the ethnographic focus momentarily shifts to the Caribbean before turning back to Papua new Guinea in essays that examine uncanny phenomena, narratives about childhood and messianic promises. The third part goes on to offer comparative and psychoanalytic perspectives on the subject in Fiji, Bali, the Amazon as well as Melanesia. Appropriately, the last section concludes with essays on Tuzin's fieldwork style and his distinctive authorial voice"--Publisher's website.
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Subject Tuzin, Donald F.
Ethnology -- Sepik River Valley (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea)
Masculinity -- Sepik River Valley (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea)
Men -- Sepik River Valley (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea) -- Psychology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Added Author Roscoe, Paul Bernard, 1948-
Lipset, David, 1951-
Other Form: Print version: Echoes of the Tambaran. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2011 9781921862458 (OCoLC)747033285
ISBN 9781921862465 (electronic bk.)
1921862467 (electronic bk.)
9781921862458 (paperback)
1921862459 (paperback)
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