Anthropologists, Indigenous Scholars and the Research Endeavour
Seeking Bridges Towards Mutual Respect
Edited by Joy Hendry, Laara Fitznor
Routledge – 2012 – 298 pages
This collection offers the fruits of a stimulating workshop that sought to bridge the fraught relationship which sometimes continues between anthropologists and indigenous/native/aboriginal scholars, despite areas of overlapping interest. Participants from around the world share their views and opinions on subjects ranging from ideas for reconciliation, the question of what might constitute a universal "science," indigenous heritage, postcolonial museology, the boundaries of the term "indigeneity," different senses as ways of knowing, and the very issue of writing as a method of dissemination that divides and excludes readers from different backgrounds. This book represents a landmark step in the process of replacing bridges with more equal patterns of intercultural cooperation and communication.
Introduction Joy Hendry and Laara Fitznor Section 1: History of the Divergence and Some Ideas for Reconciliation 1. Felavai, Interweaving Indigeneity and Anthropology: The Era of Indigenising Anthropology Tēvita O. Ka’ili 2. Mpambo Afrikan Multiversity, Dialogue and Building Bridges Across Worldviews, Cultures and Languages Paulo Wangoola 3. The Ainu in the Ethnographic Triad: From the Described to the Describer Takami Kuwayama 4. On the Relations Between Anthropology and Minority Studies in China: Historical Development and Cultural Changes Bateer Chen 5. Verrier Elwin's Tribal World and the Tribal View of Elwin's World Ganesh Devy 6. India’s Adivasis (Indigenous/Tribal Peoples) and Anthropological Heritage Daniel Rycroft 7. Social Anthropology, Nativeness and Basque Studies Kepa Fernández de Larrinoa Section 2: Science and Epistemology 8. Indigenous Science and Sustainable Community Development Gregory A. Cajete 9. Traditional Knowledge and Western Science F. David Peat 10. Negotiating Contradictory Information in Chinese Medicine Practice Trina Ward 11. On Knowing and Not Knowing: The Many Valuations of Piaroa Indigenous Knowledge Serena Heckler Section 3: Indigenous Heritage and Postcolonial Museology 12. Building the New Nairobi Museum: Perspectives on Post-Colonialism in an African National Museum Sector Hassan Wario Arero 13. Post-Colonial or Pre-Colonial: Indigenous Values and Repatriation Cara Krmpotich 14. The Diaspora and the Return: History and Memory in Cape York Peninsula, Australia Marcia Langton 15. Material Bridges: Objects, Museums and New Indigeneity in the Caribbean Wayne Modest Section 4: The Senses as a Way of Knowing and Communicating 16. Uncovering the Sensory Experience Rebecca Kiddle 17. Moko Maori: An Understanding of Pain Ngahuia Te Awekotuku 18. Sounding Out Indigenous Knowledge in Okinawa Rupert Cox and Kozo Hiramatsu 19. Cultures, Senses and the Design of Public Space Ian Bentley, Lam Lei Bonnie Kwok and Regina Mapua Lim Section 5: Writing and Other Forms of Dissemination 20. Culture and the Built Environment: Involving Anthropology and Indigenous/Native Studies for Creating Better Places Regina Mapua Lim 21. Indigenous Scholars and Writing through Narratives and Storying for Healing and Bridging Laara Fitznor
Joy Hendry is Professor Emerita of Social Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University and a Senior Member of St. Antony's College, Oxford. She has written several books, including Wrapping Culture: Politeness, Presentation and Power in Japan and Other Societies, and Reclaiming Culture: Indigenous People and Self-Representation.
Laara Fitznor teaches Aboriginal/Indigenous education at The University of Manitoba. Originally from Northern Manitoba, Canada, her cultural/linguistic group is Cree (with German/Scottish ancestry), and she is a member of the Nischichaywasihk Cree Nation.