Series 432 - James F Weiner collection

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James F Weiner collection


  • 1979 - 1999 (Creation)

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James F Weiner received his PhD in Anthropology from the Australian National University in 1984. He has conducted field work among the Foi of Papua New Guinea and has written several books on their myth and social structure, their poetry and geography, and their myth in relation to psychoanalytic theory. He taught at the ANU, University of Manchester and was Professor at the University of Adelaide 1994-1998. In 1998 he became a full-time consultant anthropologist.

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Notebooks relating to fieldwork with the Hegeso people of Papua New Guinea, and cassette tapes of recordings of music, Foi stories, stories in pidgin, meetings, arbitration cases, lectures, radio recordings, interviews, and discussions.


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Entered from deposit description on 9 April 2013




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