First fieldwork : Pacific anthropology, 1960-1985 /

First Fieldwork: Pacific Anthropology, 1960-1985 explores what a generation of anthropologists experienced during their first visits to the field at a time of momentous political changes in Pacific island countries and societies and in anthropology itself. Answering some of the same how and why ques...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Zimmer-Tamakoshi, Laura, 1944- (Editor)
Format: Book
Published: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, [2018]
Table of Contents:
  • Prologue / Laura Zimmer-Tamakoshi
  • Introduction : pay attention and go with the flow / Richard Feinberg
  • New Guinea. Into the unknown / Anton Ploeg
  • The promise of the visual : early fieldwork in the highland fringe of New Guinea / Allison Jablonko
  • On the fringe : first fieldwork in the Upper Sepik, 1966-1967 / Patricia K. Townsend and William H. Townsend
  • Practicing ethnography in the mountains of Papua New Guinea / David J. Boyd
  • There are stories, and then there are stories : reflections on fieldwork / Nancy McDowell
  • Flying by the seats of our pants : changing topics in the field / Richard Scaglion
  • Living dead birds : doing first fieldwork in the Wahgi Valley, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea, 1975-1976 / William H. Heaney
  • Gendered experiences in the field : Bariai, West New Britain, 1980-1985 / Naomi M. McPherson
  • Fieldwork interrupted : the politics of fieldwork in Papua New Guinea / Laura Zimmer-Tamakoshi
  • Micronesia and Polynesia. Reflections and reconnections of early gastronomic fieldwork in the Pacific, 1966-1980 / Nancy J. Pollock
  • Taken around and taken in hand / Karen Sinclair
  • Led astray by too much kava / Glenn Petersen
  • My Micronesian exile / Richard A. Marksbury
  • Advice to anthropologists : taking it, leaving it, and giving it / Mary McCutcheon
  • Conclusion : reflecting forward on fieldworks-past / Rena Lederman.