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dc.contributor.authorJolly, Margaret
dc.contributor.authorTcherkézoff, Serge
dc.contributor.authorTyron, Darrell
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.submitted2013-11-12 00:00:00
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T14:53:29Z
dc.identifier459397
dc.identifierOCN: 427457286
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/33675
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/39388
dc.description.abstractThis volume, the result of ongoing collaborations between Australian and French anthropologists, historians and linguists, explores encounters between Pacific peoples and foreigners during the longue durée of European exploration, colonisation and settlement from the sixteenth century to the twentieth century. It deploys the concept of ‘encounter’ rather than the more common idea of ‘first contact’ for several reasons. Encounters with Europeans occurred in the context of extensive prior encounters and exchanges between Pacific peoples, manifest in the distribution of languages and objects and in patterns of human settlement and movement. The concept of encounter highlights the mutuality in such meetings of bodies and minds, whereby preconceptions from both sides were brought into confrontation, dialogue, mutual influence and ultimately mutual transformation. It stresses not so much prior visions of ‘strangers’ or ‘others’ but the contingencies in events of encounter and how senses other than vision were crucial in shaping reciprocal appraisals. But a stress on mutual meanings and interdependent agencies in such cross-cultural encounters should not occlude the tumultuous misunderstandings, political contests and extreme violence which also characterised Indigenous-European interactions over this period.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology
dc.subject.otherlinquistics
dc.subject.otherhistory
dc.subject.othersouth pacific
dc.subject.otheranthropology
dc.subject.otherAnkave language
dc.subject.otherEthnic groups in Europe
dc.subject.otherJames Cook
dc.subject.otherNew Guinea
dc.titleOceanic Encounters: Exchange, Desire, Violence
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_459397
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy975ba519-3ce2-4517-95bf-b847729fbcf1
oapen.pages344
oapen.place.publicationCanberra


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