The Meaning of the Whitemen
Race and Modernity in the Orokaiva Cultural World New edition
By (author) Ira Bashkow
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Meaning of the Whitemen by Ira Bashkow
Book DescriptionA familiar cultural presence for people the world over, "the whiteman" has come to personify the legacy of colonialism, the face of Western modernity, and the force of globalization. Focusing on the cultural meanings of whitemen in the Orokaiva society of Papua New Guinea, this book provides a fresh approach to understanding how race is symbolically constructed and why racial stereotypes endure in the face of counter evidence. While Papua New Guinea's resident white population has been severely reduced due to postcolonial white flight, the whiteman remains a significant racial and cultural other here - not only as an archetype of power and wealth in the modern arena, but also as a foil for people's evaluations of themselves within vernacular frames of meaning. As Ira Bashkow explains, ideas of self versus other need not always be anti-humanistic or deprecatory, but can be a creative and potentially constructive part of all cultures. A brilliant analysis of whiteness and race in a non-Western society, "The Meaning of Whitemen" turns traditional ethnography to the purpose of understanding how others see us.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226038919
(228mm x 185mm x 19mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Ira Bashkow
Ira Bashkow is assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Virginia.
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