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Title Foreign bodies : Oceania and the science of race 1750-1940 / editors: Bronwen Douglas, Chris Ballard.

Imprint Canberra, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2008.

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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.
Contents Foreign bodies in Oceania / Bronwen Douglas -- Part 1. Emergence : thinking the science of race, 1750-1880. Climate to crania : science and the racialization of human difference / Bronwen Douglas -- Part 2. 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 3. 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 4. Complicity and challenge : the science of race and evangelical humanism, 1880-1930. 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 5. 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.
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Language English.
Subject Ethnic relations.
Race -- Social aspects.
Oceania -- Race relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General.
Ethnic relations. (OCoLC)fst00916005
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Race -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01086449
Oceania. (OCoLC)fst01242982
Ethnic studies.
Social groups.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Indexed Term Ethnic relations
Oceania
Race
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Douglas, Bronwen.
Ballard, Chris, 1963-
Other Form: Print version: Foreign bodies. Canberra, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2008 (DLC) 2009459186 (OCoLC)271671442
ISBN 9781921536007 (electronic bk.)
1921536004 (electronic bk.)
9781921313998 (pbk.)
1921313994 (pbk.)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_459239 doi
AU@ 000043348221
AU@ 000043648531
AU@ 000058146275
GBVCP 86574386X
HEBIS 209429496
NZ1 13054359
AU@ 000060581003
GBVCP 1008651893

 
    
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