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Haunted houses and ghostly encounters : ethnography and animism in East Timor, 1860-1975 / Christopher J. Shepherd.

Author/Creator:
Shepherd, Christopher (Christopher John), author.
Publication:
Honolulu, Hawaii : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
xxii, 326 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
Southeast Asia publications series.
Southeast Asia publications series
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Subjects:
Ethnology -- Timor-Leste -- History.
Animism -- Timor-Leste -- History.
Anthropologists -- Timor-Leste -- History.
Animism.
Anthropologists.
Ethnology.
Timor-Leste.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
By presenting a history of Western ethnography of animism in East Timor during the Portuguese period, this intriguing study offers an original synthesis of the country's history, culture and anthropology. The book consists of ten chapters, each one a narrative of the work and experience of a particular ethnographer. Covering a selection of seminal 19th- and 20th-century ethnographies, the author explores the relationship between spiritual beliefs, colonial administration, ethnographic interests and fieldwork experience.
Contents:
Colonial ethnography
The governor (an ethnography for empire)
The naturalist (an ethnography of obstructions)
The magistrate (an ethnography of aesthetics)
The captain (an ethnography of change)
The administrator (an ethnography of purity)
The missionary (an ethnography of extremes)
Professional ethnography
The sentimentalist (an ethnography in paradise)
The theologian (an ethnography for order)
The apprentice (an ethnography of unintended consequences)
The detective (an ethnography of intimacy).
Notes:
Copublication with NUS Press, National University of Singapore.
ISBN:
9780824878672
0824878671
OCLC:
1060188582