Career Moves: German-speakers in the ethnographic field

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Title Career Moves: German-speakers in the ethnographic field
Author Ganter, Regina Josefa
Book Title Hunting the Collectors: Pacific Collections in Australian Museums, Art Galleries and Archives
Editor Susan Cochrane and Max Quanchi
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Newcastle UK
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Press
Abstract Since Georg Forster's account of his voyage with James Cook elevated him to the most popular writer in Germany, Germans became prominent among European scientific travellers. In many cases the entry into the ethnographic field proved to be a fruitful career move, opening opportunities for upward social mobility in a popular mood where 'Bildung' opened the path to gentility and redemption. This essay traces some individual careers to examine how the privations of periods in remote communities at the fringes of empire as ethnographer, missionary or collector might also be viewed as socially rewarding.
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Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the author 2007. The attached file is reproduced here with permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this monograph please refer to the publisher's website or contact the author.
Chapter Number 5
Page from 99
Page to 118
ISBN 1847180841
Date Accessioned 2007-12-11
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Centre for Cultural Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject PRE2009-History: Pacific
Publication Type Book Chapters
Publication Type Code b1

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