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This case study examines an isolated tribe in Indonesia, West New Guinea, when tribe members were still using stone axes, bows, arrows and spears, up to more present times spanning 34 years (1961-1995). The author's long engagement with the Dani results in a wide range of engaging topics as well as coverage of the ethical dilemma he faced as an anthropologist. One immediately acquires a sense of the limitations and strengths of the anthropologist's role in the field. Heider's 1995 visit to the Dugnm Dani left him less optimistic about the future of the Dani than his 1988 visit. Indonesian Independence Day was celebrated during Heider's stay. The Dani presence was barely acknowledged, while the Indonesian presence was colorfully represented. The past mistakes of foreign occupation of indigenous territory, committed mostly by Western powers, now seem repeated by the Indonesian authorities.

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This case study examines an isolated tribe in Indonesia, West New Guinea from 1961 when it was still using stone axes, bows, arrows and spears up to present (1995). The author's long engagement with the Dani results in a range of topics as well as the ethical dilemma he faced as an anthropologist.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780155051737
Author:
Heider, Karl G.
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Author:
Heider, Karl G.(Karl G. Heider)
Location:
Fort Worth :
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Dani (new guinea people)
Subject:
Dani
Subject:
Dani (New Guinean people)
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Series:
Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology
Series Volume:
no. 208
Publication Date:
November 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.25x6.42x.31 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This case study examines an isolated tribe in Indonesia, West New Guinea from 1961 when it was still using stone axes, bows, arrows and spears up to present (1995). The author's long engagement with the Dani results in a range of topics as well as the ethical dilemma he faced as an anthropologist.
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