Preliminary reading (in UNSW Library)

About fieldwork:

Kellehear, Allan. 1993. The unobtrusive researcher. A guide to methods. Sydney, Allen & Unwin A few references on anthropological fieldwork: Barnes, J. A. 1967. "Some ethical problems in modern field work. In Douwe Geert Jongmans & Peter Claus Wolfgang Gutkind (eds.), Anthropologists in the field. Assen, Van Gorcum. Pp. 193–213.

Cesara, M. 1982. Reflections of a female anthropologist: No hiding place. New York, Academic Press.

Fortier, Anne–Marie. 1996. "Troubles in the field. The use of personal experiences as sources of knowledge". Critique of Anthropology 16: 303–324.

Jenkins, Timothy. 1994. "Fieldwork and the perception of everyday life". Man (N.S.) 29: 433–55.

Jones, Russell A. 1995. Research methods in the social and behavioral sciences. 2nd Edition. Sinauer Associates.

Keesing, Roger M. 1987. "Anthropology as interpretive quest". Current Anthropology 28: 161–176.

Michrina, Barry P. 1996. Person to person: Fieldwork, dialogue and the hermeneutic method. New York, State University of New York Press.

Nordstrom, Carolyn (Ed). 1995. Fieldwork under fire: Contemporary studies of violence and survival. Berkeley, University of California Press.

Robertson, George et al (eds). 1994. Travellers’ tales. Narratives of home and displacement. Futures: New perspectives for cultural analysis. London, Routledge.

the Hajj, Smadar Lavie and Forest Rouse. 1993. "Notes on the fantastic journey of the Hajj, his anthropologist and her American passport". American Ethnologist 20: 363–384.

Trask, Haunani-Kay. 1991. "Natives and anthropologists: The colonial struggle". The Contemporary Pacific 3: 159-167.

About on New Caledonia: Chesneux, Jean & N. Maclennan, 1989, "Kanaky and the long night of French colonialism". In J. Jennett & R. G. Stewart (eds), Politics of the future; The role of social movements, Melbourne, Macmillan.

Dorny, M. 1984. Politics in New Caledonia Sydney, University of Sydney Press.

Douglas, Bronwen. 1982. "‘Written on the ground’: Spatial symbolism, cultural categories and historical process in New Caledonia", The Journal of the Polynesian Society 91: 383-416.

Lyons, Martyn. 1986. The totem and the tricolour. Kensington, University of New South Wales Press.

Merle, Isabelle. 1995. Experiences coloniales. La Nouvelle–Caledonie 1853–1920. Paris, Belin.

Minority Rights Group. 1986. The Kanaks of New Caledonia. Report Nº 71. London: Minority Rights Group.

Territorial Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies. 1994. New Caledonia. Facts and figures. Noumea, Territorial Government.

Tjibaou, J. M. 1985. Kanaka, The Melanesian Way. Papeete, Les Editions du Pacifique.

Ward, Alan. 1982. Land and politics in New Caledonia Canberra, The Australian National University Press.

There is a comprehensive series of links to web sites about the Pacific Islands located at:

The following sites exist for New Caledonia:

In Open Reserve, there is a printed Outline bibliography on the Pacific Islands (W1298)

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