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Anthropology's Global Histories: The Ethnographic Frontier in German New Guinea, 1870-1935

Rainer F. Buschmann


Anthropologists and world historians make strange bedfellows. Although the latter frequently employ anthropological methods in their descriptions of cross-cultural exchanges, the former have raised substantial reservations about global approaches to history. Fearing loss of specificity, anthropologists object to the effacing qualities of techniques employed by world historians—this despite the fact that anthropology itself was a global, comparative enterprise in the nineteenth century. This book seeks to recover some of anthropology's global flavor by viewing its history in Oceania through the ... More

Keywords: German New Guinea, anthropology, colonial officials, ethnographic collectors, indigenous peoples, anthropological theory, indigenous culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780824831844
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824831844.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rainer F. Buschmann, author
California State University