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Grand Valley Dani Peaceful Warriors

ISBN-10: 0155051733
ISBN-13: 9780155051737
Edition: 3rd 1997 (Revised)
Authors: Karl G. Heider
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $62.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 11/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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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Foreword
Acknowledgments
Pronunciation
Introduction
Studying the Dani
The Dani
Social Relationships
Religion and Ritual
Return to the Dani, 1988
The Road and the Cave, 1995
Three Films on the Grand Valley Dani
Bibliography
Index

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