Jonestown by david chidester, the death of captain cook by gannath obeyesekere, japanese shrines to unborn children by bardwell smith, 19th century mormon attitudes toward death by samuel brown, death understood as an analytic philosopher by shelly kagan, life and death in postapocolyptic america by cormac mccarthy, and other topics. Language games and the european apotheosis of james cookpage 120. The battle over captain cooks corpse part 1 god knows what. Obeyesekere questions the apotheosis of captain cook as a fact. This thesis examines the polarized debate regarding captain james cook s apotheosis waging on between anthropologists marshall sahlins and gananath obeyesekere. European mythmaking in the pacific gananath obeyesekere.
Cook available for download and read online in other formats. View enhanced pdf access article on wiley online library html view download pdf. However, sahlins and obeyesekere s controversial debate on cook s apotheosis, and whether he was classified as a god before or after his death, is truly dependent on those academics as individuals and their sociocultural contexts. European mythmaking in the pacific by gananath obeyesekere 19971124 on. In fact sekere is on target, so to speak, in his analysis. Wilson university of hawaii at manoa lynne withey, voyages of discovery. Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. He is most interested in psychoanalysis and anthropology and the ways in which personal symbolism is related to religious experience. This is an facsimile of the entry dated 3 june 1769 in lieutenant later captain james cook s journal of his first voyage to the pacific ocean on board the endeavour. Sep 06, 2009 the battle over captain cooks corpse part 1 artistic representation of cooks final moments when the famous british explorer captain james cook was killed on a hawaiian island in 1779 the hawaiian tribesmen responsible removed his body from the beach, disemboweled it, baked it and then distributed the bones across a variety of their villages. Before his appointment to princeton, obeyesekere held teaching positions at the university of ceylon, the university of washington and the university of california, san diego.
Freeman 143 judith nagata 144 jerk rousseau 145 robert b. Captain james cook a personal selection of books about cook. Selections from gananath obeyesekere, the apotheosis of captain cook. Gananath obeyesekere has engaged in fieldwork in sri lanka and india. He has recently become interested in european voyages of discovery to polynesia in the 18th century and after, and the implications of these voyages for the. Always update books hourly, if not looking, search in the book search column. Rambergs frontispiece, while celebrating cook as a patron of geographical discoveries, also prefigures the submission of the world to the nascent british empire, depicting the four corners of the world presenting britannia with offerings in gratitude for bringing the benefits of civilization to the world. Cook, lono, know how events are ordered by culture, but. His books include land tenure in village ceylon, medusas hair, the cult of the goddess pattini, buddhism transformed coauthor, the work of culture, the apotheosis of captain cook. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books youve read. Gananath obeyesekeres latest book is, like his earlier work, c the process. Shaul stampfer, did the khazars convert to judaism. Professor obeyesekere teaches classes in psychoanalysis and anthropology, hermeneutics, social anthropology, and buddhism.
Cook, lono, obeyesekere and sahlins with commentary by herb kane. He enlarges the debate about how we think not only about our own diminishing collection of heroes, but also about the outsiders of european history, in this case the eighteenthcentury. European mythmaking in the pacific by gananath obeyesekere paperback. Marshal sahlins, how natives think, about captain cook, for example, chicago. Also, you can read online captain cook and the pacific full book. This electronic text file was created by optical character recognition ocr. European mythmaking in the pacific with a new afterword by the author by obeyesekere, gananath isbn. Unmaking an anthropological myth unmaking an anthropological myth tobin, jeffrey 19931201 00. Merely link to the internet to get this book how natives think. About captain cook, for example, by marshall sahlins. Obeyesekere s the apotheosis of captain cook is a polemic, often wrongheaded in my view, but always provocative. Jul 05, 2012 them, captain cook was an embodied form of their god lono of whom tradition has known other forms, human and not sahlins, 1995.
European mythmaking in the pacific, and miguel leonportilla, the broken spears. Whose version will prevail is still open to question but this much is certain. Introduction the aim of this paper is to reconsider the problem of comparing and explaining different cultures or their aspects under concepts of rationality. Questioning the circumstances surrounding cook s socalled divinity or apotheosis and his death, gananath obeyesekere debunks one of the most enduring myths of imperialism, civilization, and conquest. The apotheosis of captain cook top results of your surfing the apotheosis of captain cook start download portable document format pdf and ebooks electronic books free online rating news 20162017 is books that can provide inspiration, insight, knowledge to the reader. Dec 01, 2010 dan osullivan, in search of captain cook. About captain cook, for example, by marshall sahlins this is why we mean you to use and use the established modern technology.
Questioning the circumstances surrounding cook s socalled. Performing indigenous sovereignties across the pacific. Gananath obeyesekere s latest book is, like his earlier work, concerned with the process in which symbolic forms, such as ritual and myth, are created and recreated. European mythmaking in the pacific, 1992, insisted that indigenous people thought in essentially the same way as westerners and was concerned that any argument otherwise would paint them as irrational and uncivilized. The aztec account of the conquest of mexico recommended. Although clerke himself was far gone with the consumption, he took. Obeyesekere also critiques several of the approaches taken by todorov and the latters reliance upon spanish conquistador. His hypothesis is based on the myth models pertaining to the redoubtable explorer cum civiliser who is a god to the natives obeyesekere 1992. Using shipboard journals and logs kept by captain james cook and his officers, obeyesekere reveals the captain as both the selfconscious. A requiem for sri vikrama rajasinha, about the last.
The apotheosis of captain cook princeton university press. European mythmaking in the pacific, and making karma. The miniature coffin of captain cook by benjamin breen published october 11, 20 kealakekua bay is a verdant cove on the kona coast of hawaii, its electric blue waters teeming with sea turtles, corals, anemones, puffers, and moray eels. By illustrating how and why binary interpretations of cook s death render a shallow examination of associated travel texts, the thesis reexamines two travel journals resulting from cook s third and final voyagejournals from the. Gananath obeyesekere is an emeritus professor of anthropology whose latest book is the doomed king. Captain cook available for download and read online in other formats. In the apotheosis of captain cook sri lankan scholar gananath obeyesekere questions this fact of history, arguing that it was the europeans, and not the natives, who found a need to establish their colonization of new worlds on the notion of deities come home.
Captain cook and the pacific pdf epub download cause of. As with smith and dening, i found that reading obeyesekere sharpened my own thinking about cook and provided an antidote to the hagiographic, anglocentric tone of much thats been written about the captain. Ostensibly james cook s third and final voyage was to return omai, a young man from raiatea to his homeland, but the admiralty used this as a cover for their plan to send cook on a voyage to discover the northwest passage. Native hawaiians, obeyesekere maintains, employed a universal human practical reason to see cook for what he was. Aesthetic categories in contemporary hindu temple arts. Cook, lono, obeyesekere, and sahlins ca forum on theory in.
Tent and geraghty 2001 comment that the origin of the western polynesian papaalagipalagi and the fijian vavalagipapalagi remains a matter of speculation papaalagipalagi is a word in the samoan language. The apotheosis of captain cook is, according to obeyesekere, an example of european mythmaking for european purposes, and those purposes are little different from the ones that inspired the images of prospero and caliban in shakespeares the tempest. Here gananath obeyesekere debunks one of the most enduring myths of imperialism, civilization, and conquest. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Sahlins argues against gananth obeyesekere, who holds in the apotheosis of captain cook1997. You can link to all articles either via an html link, or via the ucalgary library website. In this new edition of the apotheosis of captain cook, the author addresses, in a lengthy afterword, marshall sahlins. Using shipboard journals and logs kept by captain james cook and his officers, obeyesekere reveals the captain as both the selfconscious civilizer and as the person who, his mission gone awry, becomes a savage himself. Cook himself, obeyesekere adds sympathetically, was a man caught between social. However, sahlins and obeyesekeres controversial debate on cooks apotheosis, and whether he was classified as a god before or after his death, is truly dependent on those academics as individuals and their sociocultural contexts. The voyages of captain james cook by cook, james, 17281779. There are more than 1 million books that have been enjoyed by people from all over the world. Table of contents for the apotheosis of captain cook. Obeyesekere was the rajni kothari chair professor at csds from october 2008 to april 2009.
He delivered the annual rajni kothari chair lecture on buddhism, political violence and the dilemmas of democracy in sri lanka at csds on 24 april 2009. In the apotheosis of captain cook, a fascinating and important book, gananath obeyesekere. Derivatives origin mid 16th cent via medieval latin from. This complication arises from the debate of captain cook s dubious ceremonial death and apotheosis as lono. Whether youve loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. Ebook the apotheosis of captain cook as pdf download. Available in the national library of australia collection. Questioning the circumstances surrounding cook s socalled divinity. Gananath obeyesekere, the apotheosis of captain cook marshall sahlins, how natives think, about captain cook, for example ann wysocki and dennis lynch, the dk handbook other required readings for the course are posted on blackboard. European mythmaking in the pacific by gananath obeyesekere 19971124. Imagining karma obeyesekere, imagining karma 71502 9. Pdf tongan doctors and a critical medical ethnography.
Occasionally i will distribute short readings in class to be read for the following week. Sahlins argues against gananth obeyesekere, who holds in the apotheosis of captain cook 1997. Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the library of congress catalog. Jul 01, 1992 in january 1778 captain james cook discovered the hawaiian islands and was hailed by the native peoples as their returning god lono. Get ebooks return to kahiki on pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi and audiobook for free. May 01, 2005 captain cook s journal during his first voyage round the world by james cook. On a return voyage, after a futile attempt to discover the northwest passage, cook was killed in what modern anthropologists and historians interpret as a ritual sacrifice of the fertility god. Levybruhl speculates about what he posited as the two basic mindsets of mankind. European mythmaking in the pacific, by gananath obeyesekere.
European mythmaking in the pacific, xiiixv, 322, 4973, 102119. Download full captain cook and the pacific book in pdf, epub, mobi and all ebook format. Captain cook s third and last voyage to the pacific ocean. It is a remarkable combination of panoramic reference, detached analysis, and the most personal intensity of feeling and style. In his opinion, the apotheosis is a mystification which he attributes to the european imagination of the 18th century. Obeyesekere won two awards for the book, the louis the. Captain james cook as god of the natives history essay. Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months.
Rex nan kivell 1898 1977 was a great collector, a great storyteller and an endless inventor of his own history. Reading book doesnt indicate to bring the published how natives think. The debate about the myth of apotheosis history essay. Read book apotheosis of captain cook cook the apotheosis of captain cook princeton university press captain cook s apotheosis.
The awakened ones is the most sustained and powerful treatment since william james of the forms of knowledge and life that visionary experience makes possible. Hms resolution, to be commanded by cook, and hms discovery, commanded by charles clerke, were prepared for the voyage which started from plymouth in 1776. The sahlinsobeyesekere debate is an academic controversy in anthropology about the death of the british explorer james cook, particularly whether the native hawaiians believed him. The apotheosis of captain cook picture from a design of p. Gananath obeyesekere, the apotheosis of captain cook. Palagi pronounced paalangi singular or papaalagi plural is a term in samoan culture of uncertain meaning, sometimes used to describe foreigners. By illustrating how and why binary interpretations of cook s death render a shallow examination of associated travel texts, the thesis reexamines two travel journals resulting from cook s third and final voyage. Now the genius of britain forbids us to grieve, since cook, ever honord, immortal shall live. The primitive mind does not differentiate the supernatural from reality, but rather uses mystical participation to manipulate the world. The aztec account of the conquest of mexico both on blackboard february 8 research seminar selections from writing history february 15. In january 1778 captain james cook discovered the hawaiian islands and was hailed by the native peoples as their returning god lono. Gananath obeyesekere in the apotheosis of captain cook. In doing so, i shall examine the controversy between two cultural anthropologists. This complication arises from the debate of captain cooks dubious ceremonial death and apotheosis as lono.118 202 797 1009 1014 745 767 865 58 30 1016 1387 443 1408 1060 1142 1180 1099 292 1167 1107 1421 527 840 603 428 951 178 309 128 370 673 190 1225 723 1009 809 90 23 377 291 76 816 665 635 588