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The Making of Global and Local Modernities in Melanesia Includes Essay by Prof. Eric Silverman

October 3, 2005

silverman melanesia.jpgOctober 3, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - An essay by Eric K. Silverman, Edward Myers Dolan Professor of Anthropology at DePauw University, is included in the new book, The Making of Global and Local Modernities in Melanesia: Humiliation, Transformation and the Nature of Cultural Change. "Authored by well-established and respected scholars, this work examines the kinds of efforts that have been made to adopt Western modernity in Melanesia and explores the reasons for their varied outcomes," Ashgate Publishing writes in a synopsis of the volume. Dr. Silverman's contribution is titled, "Sepik river selves in a changing modernity: from Sahlins to psychodynamics." eric silverman.jpg

Learn more at the publisher's Web site.

Professor Silverman, who is also director of Jewish Studies at DePauw, was a guest on the June 17 edition of Bloomington, Indiana National Public Radio affiliate WFIU's Noon Edition . Access audio clips in this previous story.