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Introduction: The Ethnographic Experiment in Island Melanesia

Edvard Hviding and Cato Berg

Chapter 1. Acknowledging Ancestors: The Vexations of Representation

Christine Dureau

Chapter 2. Across the New Georgia Group: A.M. Hocart’s Fieldwork as Inter-Island Practice

Edvard Hviding

Chapter 3. The Genealogical Method: Vella Lavella Reconsidered

Cato Berg

Chapter 4. Rivers and the Study of Kinship in Ambrym: Mother Right and Father Right Revisited

Knut M. Rio and Annelin Eriksen

Chapter 5. House Upon Pacific Sand: W.H.R. Rivers and his 1908 Ethnographic ‘Survey Work’

Thorgeir S. Kolshus

Chapter 6. Colonialism as Shell-Shock: W.H.R. Rivers’s Explanations for Depopulation in Melanesia

Tim Bayliss-Smith

Chapter 7. A Vanishing People or a Vanishing Discourse? W.H.R. Rivers’s ‘Psychological Factor’ and Depopulation in the Solomon Islands and the New Hebrides

Judith A. Bennett

Chapter 8. Objects and Photographs from the Percy Sladen Trust Expedition

Tim Thomas

Appendix I: Unpublished reports by W.H.R. Rivers to the Trustees of the Percy Sladen Memorial Trust Fund

Transcribed by Tim Bayliss-Smith

Appendix II: Materials in archives from the 1908 fieldwork in Island Melanesia

Cato Berg

Appendix III: Planning the Expedition: Letters Written before the Fieldwork Began

The Ethnographic Experiment

A.M. Hocart and W.H.R. Rivers in Island Melanesia, 1908

Edited by Edvard Hviding and Cato Berg

336 pages, 20 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78238-342-0 Hb Published (June 2014)

ISBN  978-1-78533-339-2 Pb Published (September 2016)

eISBN 978-1-78238-343-7 eBook