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Anthropologists, Indigenous Scholars and the Research Endeavour
Seeking Bridges Towards Mutual Respect

ISBN 9780415518338
Published April 3, 2012 by Routledge
326 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This collection offers the fruits of a stimulating workshop that sought to bridge the fraught relationship which sometimes continues between anthropologists and indigenous/native/aboriginal scholars, despite areas of overlapping interest. Participants from around the world share their views and opinions on subjects ranging from ideas for reconciliation, the question of what might constitute a universal "science," indigenous heritage, postcolonial museology, the boundaries of the term "indigeneity," different senses as ways of knowing, and the very issue of writing as a method of dissemination that divides and excludes readers from different backgrounds. This book represents a landmark step in the process of replacing bridges with more equal patterns of intercultural cooperation and communication.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Joy Hendry and Laara Fitznor  Section 1: History of the Divergence and Some Ideas for Reconciliation  1. Felavai, Interweaving Indigeneity and Anthropology: The Era of Indigenising Anthropology  Tēvita O. Ka’ili  2. Mpambo Afrikan Multiversity, Dialogue and Building Bridges Across Worldviews, Cultures and Languages  Paulo Wangoola  3. The Ainu in the Ethnographic Triad: From the Described to the Describer  Takami Kuwayama  4. On the Relations Between Anthropology and Minority Studies in China: Historical Development and Cultural Changes  Bateer Chen  5. Verrier Elwin's Tribal World and the Tribal View of Elwin's World  Ganesh Devy  6. India’s Adivasis (Indigenous/Tribal Peoples) and Anthropological Heritage  Daniel Rycroft  7. Social Anthropology, Nativeness and Basque Studies  Kepa Fernández de Larrinoa  Section 2: Science and Epistemology  8. Indigenous Science and Sustainable Community Development  Gregory A. Cajete  9. Traditional Knowledge and Western Science  F. David Peat  10. Negotiating Contradictory Information in Chinese Medicine Practice  Trina Ward  11. On Knowing and Not Knowing: The Many Valuations of Piaroa Indigenous Knowledge  Serena Heckler  Section 3: Indigenous Heritage and Postcolonial Museology  12. Building the New Nairobi Museum: Perspectives on Post-Colonialism in an African National Museum Sector  Hassan Wario Arero  13. Post-Colonial or Pre-Colonial: Indigenous Values and Repatriation  Cara Krmpotich  14. The Diaspora and the Return: History and Memory in Cape York Peninsula, Australia  Marcia Langton  15. Material Bridges: Objects, Museums and New Indigeneity in the Caribbean  Wayne Modest  Section 4: The Senses as a Way of Knowing and Communicating  16. Uncovering the Sensory Experience  Rebecca Kiddle  17. Moko Maori: An Understanding of Pain  Ngahuia Te Awekotuku  18. Sounding Out Indigenous Knowledge in Okinawa  Rupert Cox and Kozo Hiramatsu  19. Cultures, Senses and the Design of Public Space  Ian Bentley, Lam Lei Bonnie Kwok and Regina Mapua Lim  Section 5: Writing and Other Forms of Dissemination  20. Culture and the Built Environment: Involving Anthropology and Indigenous/Native Studies for Creating Better Places  Regina Mapua Lim  21. Indigenous Scholars and Writing through Narratives and Storying for Healing and Bridging  Laara Fitznor

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Joy Hendry is Professor Emerita of Social Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University and a Senior Member of St. Antony's College, Oxford. She has written several books, including Wrapping Culture: Politeness, Presentation and Power in Japan and Other Societies, and Reclaiming Culture: Indigenous People and Self-Representation.

Laara Fitznor teaches Aboriginal/Indigenous education at The University of Manitoba. Originally from Northern Manitoba, Canada, her cultural/linguistic group is Cree (with German/Scottish ancestry), and she is a member of the Nischichaywasihk Cree Nation.