Aliens on Our Shores: An Anthropological History of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea 1616 to 1914 Aliens on Our Shores: An Anthropological History of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea 1616 to 1914

Aliens on Our Shores: An Anthropological History of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea 1616 to 1914

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Publisher Description

"Aliens on Our Shores," by Paula G. Rubel and Abraham Rosman, is a deep dive into the mutual perceptions of Melanesian peoples, egalitarian societies unknown to Europeans for thousands of years, and successive waves of European explorers, traders, plantation owners, missionaries, and eventual conquerors. This anthropological history makes use of existing information on political, social, and cultural organization of the people of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, supplemented by the authors’ own comparative skills and original ethnographic fieldwork.
Professor Rubel and Professor Rosman have gone through the archeological record, to understand who the New Irelanders were before contact with Europeans. They have searched travelers’ reports for information on how the first 250 years of contact were interpreted, understood, or misunderstood, and strategies accordingly deployed -- by both parties to the encounters. They strive to find New Irelanders’ voice and agency in travelers’ detailed accounts. And they explore the ways that Europeans used long-standing myths and stereotypes (Noble Savage, Wild Man, Cannibal, Utopia) as they sought to build capital in world markets.
This detailed history shows how capitalism and colonialism eventually demolished the political and economic autonomy of New Ireland peoples who seemed for more than two centuries to be in control of their contact situation.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2021
5 March
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
404
Pages
PUBLISHER
Development Resources Press
SIZE
4.3
MB