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

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

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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
editors: Bronwen Douglas, 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
Action
digitized
Dewey number
305.800995
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
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  • Douglas, Bronwen
  • Ballard, Chris
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  • Ethnic relations
  • Race
  • Oceania
Label
Foreign bodies : Oceania and the science of race 1750-1940, editors: Bronwen Douglas, Chris Ballard
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • '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.
  • Foreign bodies in Oceania
  • 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
  • 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.
Control code
ocn271671556
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781921536007
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)271671556
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Foreign bodies : Oceania and the science of race 1750-1940, editors: Bronwen Douglas, Chris Ballard
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • '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.
  • Foreign bodies in Oceania
  • 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
  • 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.
Control code
ocn271671556
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781921536007
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)271671556
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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