Cultural styles of knowledge transmission
Cultural styles of knowledge transmission
Essays in honour of Ad Borsboom
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Introduction - 6 Ad Borsboom - 10 Contents - 14 Maradjiri and Mamurrng - 18 Conversations with Mostapha - 24 Education in Eighteenth Century Polynesia - 30 From Knowledge to Consciousness - 37 When ‘Natives’ Use What Anthropologists Wrote - 43 The Experience of the Elders - 49 On Hermeneutics, Ad’s Antennas and the Wholly Other - 54 Bontius in Batavia - 59 Ceremonies of Learning and Status in Jordan - 65 Al Amien: A Modern Variant of an Age-Old Educational Institution - 70 Yolngu and Anthropological Learning Styles in Ritual Contexts - 75 Learning to Be White in Guadeloupe - 80 Learning from ‘the Other’, Writing about ‘the Other’ - 84 Maori Styles of Teaching and Learning - 90 Tutorials as Integration into a Study Environment - 96 The Transmission of Kinship Knowledge - 102 Fieldwork in Manus, Papua New Guinea - 107 Bodily Learning - 113 Just Humming - 119 A Note on Observation - 124 Fragments of Transmission of Kamoro Culture - 128 Getting Answers May Take Some Time… - 133 Conflict in the Classroom - 138 The Teachings of Tokunupei - 144 Consulting the Old Lady - 150 A Chain of Transitional Rites - 154 ‘That Tour Guide – Im Gotta Know Everything’ - 159 The Old Fashioned Funeral - 166

J. Kommers, Eric Venbrux

Cultural styles of knowledge transmission

Essays in honour of Ad Borsboom

Anthropologist Dr Ad Borsboom, chair of Pacific Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen, devoted his academic career from 1972 onwards to the transmission of cultural knowledge. Borsboom handed the insights he acquired during many years of fieldwork among Australian Aborigines on to other academics, students and the general public. This collection of essays by his colleagues, specializing in cultures from across the globe, focuses on knowledge transmission. The contributions deal with local forms of education or pedagogics, the learning experiences of fieldwork and the nexus of status and education. Whereas some essays are reflexive, others are personal in nature. But all of the authors are fascinated by the divergent ways in which people handle ‘knowledge’. The volume provides readers with respectful representations of other cultures and their distinct epistemologies.