16. One Past and Many Pasts

Varieties of Historical Holism in Melanesia and the West

  1. Ton Otto3 and
  2. Nils Bubandt4
  1. Eric Hirsch1 and
  2. Daniele Moretti2

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324426.ch16

Experiments in Holism: Theory and Practice in Contemporary Anthropology

Experiments in Holism: Theory and Practice in Contemporary Anthropology

How to Cite

Hirsch, E. and Moretti, D. (2010) One Past and Many Pasts, in Experiments in Holism: Theory and Practice in Contemporary Anthropology (eds T. Otto and N. Bubandt), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324426.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 3

    The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, PO Box 6811, Cairns Qld 4870, Australia

  2. 4

    Afdeling for Antropologi og Etnografi, Aarhus Universitet, Moesgaard, 8270 Hojbjerg, Denmark

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Anthropology, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, United Kingdom

  2. 2

    Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RF, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333237

Online ISBN: 9781444324426

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Keywords:

  • One Past and Many Pasts;
  • Mission du Sacré Coeur (MSC);
  • Annales de Notre Dame du Sacré Coeur (hereafter, ANDSC);
  • Papuan “Hero Tales,” Tidibe, and Missionization Among the Fuyuge;
  • An Australian “Hero Tale” and Its PNG Counterpart;
  • “Partial Wholes”;
  • “history as a coherent and meaningful unity … a progressive longitudinal totality”;
  • “regulative principle of thought about the past”;
  • “the concept of universal history”;
  • “the practical past” and “the historical past”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Papuan “Hero Tales,” Tidibe, and Missionization Among the Fuyuge

  • An Australian “Hero Tale” and Its PNG Counterpart

  • “Partial Wholes”

  • Conclusion

  • References