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Australian Anthropology in Its Colonial Context

Di Rosa, Dario (2023) Australian Anthropology in Its Colonial Context. In: Histories of Anthropology. Palgrave McMillan, Cham, pp. 549-568. ISBN 978-3-031-21258-1

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Abstract

In this chapter I sketch the colonial milieu of Australian anthropology, focusing in particular on the historical roots of the bifurcation between Aboriginalist and Melanesianist ethnography. Following an historical overview which highlights the politico-economic background for the emergence and academic establishment of anthropology in Australia, I offer a selective discussion of some important contributions to the wider discipline that emerged from Australian academia. The specific case study of Australian anthropology provides ground for wider reflections on the not straightforward entanglement between the theoretical disciplinary concerns and colonial (and neo-colonial) interests and forms of governance.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: A General Works > AZ History of Scholarship The Humanities > AZ(20)-999 History of scholarship and learning. The humanities
A General Works > AZ History of Scholarship The Humanities > AZ200-361 History
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > C Auxiliary sciences of history (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
Divisions: School of Law and Social Sciences (SoLaSS)
Depositing User: Dario Di Rosa
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2024 03:34
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2024 01:02
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/14407
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