The Meaning of Whitemen: Race and Modernity in the Orokaiva Cultural World

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A familiar cultural presence for people the world over, "the whiteman" has come to personify the legacy of colonialism, the face of Western modernity, and the force of globalization. Focusing on the cultural meanings of whitemen in the Orokaiva society of Papua New Guinea, this book provides a fresh approach to understanding how race is symbolically constructed and why racial stereotypes endure in the face of counterevidence. While Papua New Guinea's resident white population has been severely reduced due to postcolonial ...

The Meaning of Whitemen: Race and Modernity in the Orokaiva Cultural World 2006, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226038919

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The Meaning of Whitemen: Race and Modernity in the Orokaiva Cultural World 2006, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226038902

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