The cultural interface: an exploration of the intersection of Western knowledge systems and Torres Strait Islanders positions and experiences

Nakata, Martin (1997) The cultural interface: an exploration of the intersection of Western knowledge systems and Torres Strait Islanders positions and experiences. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Abstract

This thesis is a study of the intersection of Western knowledge systems and Islander positions and experiences as they are inscribed in the literature on Torres Strait Islanders. By exploring and charting processes in the production of knowledges on Torres Strait Islanders over the last Century, this thesis has sought to understand what conditions the possibilities for Islanders in a Western order of things and to learn about whether historical relations between us, as formed discursively in the literature between Islanders and non-Islanders, constrain educational possibilities for Islanders.

Item ID: 11908
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Torres Strait Islanders, culture, anthropology, Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits, Alfred Cort Haddon, anthropological literature, cultural differences, cultural interaction, Western attitudes, perceptions, government intervention, education
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Martin Nakata was awarded an Outstanding Alumni of JCU in 2010.

Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2010 23:32
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History @ 25%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 25%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169902 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 50%
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