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Book Review: The Meaning of Whitemen: race and modernity in the Orokaiva cultural world

Lepani, Katherine

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In this vivid and theoretically important ethnography, Ira Bashkow explores the legacy of white racial privilege and power from the perspective of the Orokaiva people of Oro Province in mainland Papua New Guinea. ‘Whitemen’ is the distinctly masculine racial gloss that Orokaiva (and Bashkow) use to substantiate objects, activities, places, and institutions associated with the attributes of western modernity in the postcolonial landscape. Bashkow adeptly examines how Orokaiva selectively...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorLepani, Katherine
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-15T23:11:04Z
dc.identifier.issn0029-8077
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/222900
dc.description.abstractIn this vivid and theoretically important ethnography, Ira Bashkow explores the legacy of white racial privilege and power from the perspective of the Orokaiva people of Oro Province in mainland Papua New Guinea. ‘Whitemen’ is the distinctly masculine racial gloss that Orokaiva (and Bashkow) use to substantiate objects, activities, places, and institutions associated with the attributes of western modernity in the postcolonial landscape. Bashkow adeptly examines how Orokaiva selectively appropriate stereotypical qualities and values of whitemen, at once desired and disdained, and appraise them within their own moral economy as a cultural self-critique
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherOceania Publications
dc.rights© 2010 Oceania Publications
dc.sourceOceania
dc.titleBook Review: The Meaning of Whitemen: race and modernity in the Orokaiva cultural world
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume80
dc.date.issued2010
local.identifier.absfor160104 - Social and Cultural Anthropology
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4201517xPUB223
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.wiley.com/en-gb
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationLepani, Katherine, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage114
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage115
dc.date.updated2020-11-08T07:21:36Z
local.identifier.thomsonID000276002100006
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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