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Cultural divisions and island environments since the time of Dumont d'Urville

D'Arcy, Paul


Dumont d'Urville's association of cultural regions with racial types chanelled subsequent scholarship into attempts to explain or refute this connection. As a consequence, other explanations of cultural formation were neglected. Mounting dissatisfaction with this scheme in the modern era has not given rise to a commonly accepted alternative. Recent trends towards viewing cultures as constantly evolving entities and mounting concern with human relations with the environment suggest a way forward...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pacific History
DOI: 10.1080/0022334032000120549


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