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As ecu colonies in Asia and Africa grew to become self reliant international locations, because the usa engaged in battle in Southeast Asia and in covert operations in South the United States, anthropologists puzzled their interactions with their matters and frightened concerning the political results of government-supported learn. through 1970, a few observed anthropology as "the baby of Western imperialism" and as "scientific colonialism." sarcastically, because the hyperlink among anthropology and colonialism grew to become extra broadly accredited in the self-discipline, critical curiosity in reading the background of anthropology in colonial contexts diminished.

This quantity is an attempt to begin a serious historic attention of the various "colonial situations" within which (and out of which) ethnographic wisdom necessary to anthropology has been produced. The essays touch upon ethnographic paintings from the center of the 19th century to almost the tip of the 20 th, in areas from Oceania via southeast Asia, the Andaman Islands, and southern Africa to North and South America.

The "colonial situations" additionally disguise a vast diversity, from first touch throughout the institution of colonial energy, from District Officer administrations via white settler regimes, from inner colonialism to foreign mandates, from early "pacification" to wars of colonial liberation, from the expropriation of land to the protection of ecology. The motivations and responses of the anthropologists mentioned are both diversified: the romantic resistance of Maclay and the complicity of Kubary in early colonialism; Malinowski's salesmanship of educational anthropology; Speck's advocacy of Indian land rights; Schneider's grappling with the ambiguities of rapport; and Turner's facilitation of Kaiapo cinematic activism.

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As such, Hunt was sometimes at odds with Murray, who as both Lieutenant Governor and Chief Justice of a neglected and underfunded area had a freer reign than the normal colonial governor (Mair 1948:11; Legge 1956: 227-28; West 1968:104-9). Son of a rich Australian pastoralist fallen on hard times, Murray was educated at Oxford (where his younger brother Gilbert became Regius Professor of Greek) and at the Inns of Court. Turning away from white settler society to assimilate the "effortless superiority" of the British ruling class (West 1970:x-xi), Murray was to be known as the archetype of a paternalistic proconsul.

After a year of island-hopping across the Pacific, Kubary arrived in Palau (now Belau) in February 1871, when Maclay was in Rio de Janeiro on his way to New Guinea. Kubary landed on the island of Korror (now Oreor), the center of European influence since Captain Henry Wilson had initiated the mod- MACLAY, KUBARY, MALINOWSKI 27 ern contact era in 1783. From that time on Korror had taken advantage of its access to firearms to become the wealthiest and most powerful Palauan people, exercising a limited hegemony over the rest.

STOCKING, JR. Johann Kubary, with Belauans, in the early days of his research for J. C. Godeffroy and Sons. (From Karlheinz Graudenz with Hanns Michael Schindler, Die deutschen Kolonien: Geschichte der dewschen Schutzgebiete in Wort, Bild und Karte [Munich: Sudwest Verlag, 1982], p. ) Distributing three pounds of tobacco as a parting gift, Kubary sailed off to Malakal, where he hoped to escape further "exploitation by the chiefs" (Spoehr 1963:75; cf. Kubary 1873:6-7). Despite his withdrawal from Korror, Kubary had still to negotiate relations with the new king, whom he regarded as a puppet of the "reactionary" chiefs, and who in various ways tried to prevent him from travelling among the traditional enemies of Korror on Babeldaob, the largest island in the archipelago.

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