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Monster Anthropology in Australasia and Beyond

Editors: Musharbash, Y., Presterudstuen, G. (Eds.)

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Offering a dialogue between anthropology and literature, culture, and media, this book presents fine-grained ethnographic vignettes of monsters dwelling in the contemporary world. These monsters hail from Aboriginal Australia, the Pacific, Asia, and Europe, and their presence is inextricably intertwined with the lives of those they haunt.

About the authors

Mahnaz Alimardanian, La Trobe University, Australia Ute Eickelkamp, University of Sydney, Australia Leberecht Funk, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Malcolm Haddon, Macquarie University and the University of Sydney, Australia Paul Manning, Trent University, Canada John Morton, Independent Scholar Yasmine Musharbash, University of Sydney, Australia Helena Onnudottir, University of Western Sydney, Australia Rupert Stasch, Cambridge University, UK Joanne Thurman, Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority, Alice Springs, Australia

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“This collection of twelve papers is ‘the first anthropological volume bringing participant-observation-based accounts and analyses of disparate creatures together under the umbrella term monster’ … . I would describe this volume as a collection of ethnographically well-informed essays that should be of interest to anyone involved in the cross-cultural study of epistemology and ontology.” (Gregory Forth, The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 18 (2), February, 2017)


"Monster Anthropology in Australasia and Beyond marks a substantial, breath-taking entry of anthropology into monster studies. Catalysts to story and action, monsters are shown in these lucid, innovative essays to accomplish cultural work that is essential, local and real. Admirably interdisciplinary, the book belongs on the shelf of every scholar interested in how the borders of difference are patrolled by figures of menace and allure. But keep the light on as you read." - Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, George Washington University, USA

"This book presents a wonderfully engaging group of essays highlighting the significant contribution of anthropology to the fascinating but largely literature-based discipline of monster studies. The volume's ethnographic richness demonstrates the importance of monster figures in cultures worldwide. The authors - many of whom conducted extensive fieldwork - take the 'reality' of monsters seriously and demonstrate how tangible and personal the presence of monsters can be in countries as diverse as Australia, Georgia, and Iceland." - D. Felton, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

"Don't be scared by the outré subject matter - this is anthropology in the best sense of the word: richly ethnographic case studies combine with a broad, cross-cultural framework to theorize the monstrous. This book is a superb example of anthropology's ability to engage in interdisciplinary dialogue without giving up its disciplinary commitments." - Alex Golub, University of Hawai'i at M?noa, USA

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Monster Anthropology in Australasia and Beyond
Editors
  • Y. Musharbash
  • G. Presterudstuen
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Yasmine Musharbash and Geir Henning Presterudstuen
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44865-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137448651
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47279-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50129-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 228
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