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Title Oceanic encounters : exchange, desire, violence / edited by Margaret Jolly, Serge Tcherkézoff & Darrell Tryon.

Imprint Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2009.


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Description 1 online resource (1 electronic document (344 pages)) : illustrations, maps, PDF file
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Title from PDF cover (viewed 23 July 2009).
Contents Oceanic encounters: a prelude / Margaret Jolly and Serge Tcherkezoff -- Linguistic encounter and responses in the South Pacific / Darrell Tryon -- The sediment of voyages: re-membering Quiros, Bougainville and Cook in Vanuatu / Margaret Jolly -- A reconsideration of the role of Polynesian women in early encounters with Europeans: supplement to Marshall Sahlins' voyage around the islands of history / Serge Tcherkezoff -- Uncertain times: sailors, beachcombers and castaways as "missionaries" and cultural mediators in Tonga (Polynesia) / Francoise Douaire-Marsaudon -- In the event: indigenous countersigns and the ethnohistory of voyaging / Bronwen Douglas -- Watkin Tench's fieldwork: the journal of an "ethnographer" in Port Jackson, 1788-1791 / Isabelle Merle -- The art of encounter: verisimilitude in the imaginary exploration of interior New Guinea, 1725-1876 / Chris Ballard -- Black powder, white magic: European armaments and sorcery in early Mekeo and Roro encounters / Mark S. Mosko -- A measure of violence: forty years of "first contact" among the Ankave-Anga (Papua New Guinea) / Pascale Bonnemere and Pierre Lemonnier.
Summary "This volume, the result of ongoing collaborations between Australian and French anthropologists, historians and linguists, explores encounters between Pacific peoples and foreigners during the longue duree of European exploration, colonisation and settlement from the sixteenth century to the twentieth century. It deploys the concept of 'encounter' rather than the more common idea of 'first contact' for several reasons. Encounters with Europeans occurred in the context of extensive prior encounters and exchanges between Pacific peoples, manifest in the distribution of languages and objects and in patterns of human settlement and movement. The concept of encounter highlights the mutuality in such meetings of bodies and minds, whereby preconceptions from both sides were brought into confrontation, dialogue, mutual influence and ultimately mutual transformation. It stresses not so much prior visions of 'strangers' or 'others' but the contingencies in events of encounter and how senses other than vision were crucial in shaping reciprocal appraisals. But a stress on mutual meanings and interdependent agencies in such cross-cultural encounters should not occlude the tumultuous misunderstandings, political contests and extreme violence which also characterised Indigenous-European interactions over this period."--Publisher's website.
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Pacific Islanders -- First contact with Europeans.
Cultural relations.
Oceania -- Colonization.
Oceania -- History.
Oceania -- Discovery and exploration.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Colonization. (OCoLC)fst00868483
Cultural relations. (OCoLC)fst00885050
Discoveries in geography. (OCoLC)fst00894950
Pacific Islanders -- First contact with Europeans. (OCoLC)fst01049995
Oceania. (OCoLC)fst01242982
Indexed Term linquistics.
south pacific.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Added Author Jolly, Margaret, 1949-
Tcherkézoff, Serge.
Tryon, D. T. (Darrell T.)
Other Form: Print version: Oceanic encounters. Canberra ACT : ANU E Press, 2009 9781921536281 (OCoLC)301850169
ISBN 9781921536298 (electronic bk.)
1921536292 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_459397 doi
AU@ 000045251695
AU@ 000058392027
AU@ 000060581170
CHDSB 006222451
CHVBK 311900534
GBVCP 1008652881
NZ1 12804999

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