AC231 Colluding - Colluding With Colonialism AC 231 Fall...

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Colluding With Colonialism AC 231 Fall 2005 Sept 29
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Overview If romantic primitivism and anthropological ethnography are deeply intertwined in the Classical South Seas Film, we might say that this “packaging” also colludes with colonialism to reveal unequal power relations between western political, entertainment, and educational institutions on the one hand, and Pacific peoples on the other. What are some of these unequal power relations and how do they relate to an ongoing history of colonialism in the Pacific Islands?
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Outline I. Stocking’s argument recalled: The ‘packaging’ of romantic primitivism and anthropology; spatializing with Primitivism and the Ethnographic Present I. Collusion with Colonialism III. When the Primitive meets the Modern: Consequences in the narrative and problems with them III. Discussion Questions
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Stocking’s Argument recalled A. The Packaging in Evolutionary terms -- Spatializing with Primitivism: the idea of an earlier or primordial stage of human evolution out of which came western man, and in relation to which western society, even modern society, is self- understood to be the apex. Cultural relativism consigned or “located” (or affixed) contemporary natives in a time/space that was equivalent to the “past” that was also seen as the “origins” of civilization. --Denigrated and Romanticized
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course AMCULT 231 taught by Professor Vicentem.diaz during the Fall '05 term at University of Michigan.

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