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Phillis (Paperback): Alison Clarke Phillis (Paperback)
Alison Clarke
R395 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R72 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Phillis Wheatley was the first African American to publish a book of poetry. In 1773, her book, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, was published to international acclaim. Wheatley was presented In London as "the African genius," and her writing was published in New England and England alike. Phillis Wheatley's name was known in households throughout literate North America. Yet Phillis Wheatley was a slave. In Phillis, Alison Clarke reaches through time to tell the story of this remarkable woman. Through a series of poems and prose-poems, Clarke presents Wheatley's world with depth and liveliness, reimagining the past for a modern audience while bringing sensibility and passion to the story of Wheatley's life. Wheatley's story is told in first-person poetry that illuminates significant chapters of her life, capturing the brilliant heights of her writing career along with the inevitable, brutal injustices she faced as an enslaved black person in North America. Interspersed with poems written from the viewpoint of Black intellectuals and entrepreneurs who were themselves inspired by Wheatley, this is a collection of poetry that celebrates the resilience and accomplishments of Black History in general and one remarkable woman in particular.

Understanding Research with Children and Young People (Paperback, New): Alison Clark, Rosie Flewitt, Martyn Hammersley, Martin... Understanding Research with Children and Young People (Paperback, New)
Alison Clark, Rosie Flewitt, Martyn Hammersley, Martin Robb
R886 Discovery Miles 8 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How do views about children shape research concerned with their lives? What different forms can research with children take? What ethical issues does it involve? How does it impact on policy and practice, and on the lives of children themselves? This book helps you to understand how research is designed and carried out to explore questions about the lives of children and young people. It tackles the methodological, practical and ethical challenges involved, and features examples of actual research that illustrate: Different strategies for carrying out research Common challenges that arise in the research process Varying modes of engagement that researchers can adopt with participants and audiences; and The impact that research can have on future studies, policy and practice.

What We Know about Childcare (Hardcover, New): Alison Clarke-Stewart, Virginia D. Allhusen What We Know about Childcare (Hardcover, New)
Alison Clarke-Stewart, Virginia D. Allhusen
R1,389 Discovery Miles 13 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Childcare is as necessary for most families as an automobile and a microwave oven, but infinitely harder to find and more expensive to buy. And there is no Consumer Reports rating to refer to in assessing the quality of that care."--from page 172 "Children in childcare centers do better intellectually than children who remain at home. Children in childcare centers did better on tests of verbal fluency, memory, and comprehension . . . and they were able to identify other peoples' feelings and points of view earlier."--from page 87 "Some studies also show that children in childcare tend to be less polite, less agreeable, less compliant with their mothers' or caregivers' demands and requests, less respectful of others' rights . . . How can we integrate these negative differences with the differences in positive social behavior? Are children in childcare . . . socially skilled but bossy, friendly but aggressive, outgoing but rude? It has been suggested--not totally facetiously--that this profile sounds a lot like a successful CEO. It turns out, however, that it is not the same children who are friendly and bossy . . . It seems likely that childcare promotes social advancement in some children and leads to behavior problems in others."--from page 90 "There is no proof that being in care in infancy leads to behavior problems down the road . . . There is no compelling evidence that beginning care in infancy has detrimental effects on children's relationships with their mothers."--from page 99 "Although boys in childcare do indeed become more sociable than boys at home--and although girls in childcare do increase in autonomy, problem solving, and even belligerence--childcare does not wipe outthe differences between the sexes . . . Are there other differences in the effects of childcare on boys and girls? It has frequently been documented that boys are more vulnerable to events in the environment, girls more resilient . . . Are boys worse off than girls when in childcare? The answer is a weak 'maybe.'"--from pages 101-102 "Good-quality care may serve as a protective factor for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, but its effects are not inevitable, nor do they wipe out family disadvantage."--from page 161 "The tensions expressed by these parents--who are using childcare but worrying about it--suggest that researchers need to communicate better about the positive effects of care on children's development and family well-being. Parents need to feel assured that they are doing well by their children, that childcare can be a positive experience, and that both they and their children can benefit from it. Parents also need to feel empowered to evaluate childcare facilities accurately . . . And finally, parents should appreciate that the quality of a child's home life is still likely to be the most important factor in his or her development, even for children who spend many hours in childcare each week."--from page 165

Listening to Young Children, Expanded Third Edition - A Guide to Understanding and Using the Mosaic Approach (Paperback, 3rd... Listening to Young Children, Expanded Third Edition - A Guide to Understanding and Using the Mosaic Approach (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Alison Clark; Foreword by Peter Moss
R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Viewing children as 'experts in their own lives', the Mosaic approach offers a creative framework for understanding young children's perspectives through talking, walking, making and reviewing material with an adult. This book demonstrates how children's views and experiences can stay in focus in early childhood provision. The multi-method approach brings together digital tools with interviewing and observation to enable adults to review current practice and implement change with children. Combining the authors' successful books Listening to Young Children and Spaces to Play into an expanded and fully updated third edition, this book builds on the authors' original ground-breaking work by commenting on the development and adaptation of the Mosaic approach, along with case studies of the Mosaic approach in action in four countries: England, Denmark, Norway and Australia. Alongside guidance on using and adapting the framework with young children, older children and adults, there is new material on the ethical and methodological issues involved.

Childhoods in Context (Paperback, 2): Alison Clark Childhoods in Context (Paperback, 2)
Alison Clark
R696 Discovery Miles 6 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Childhoods in context offers a critical exploration of childhood, drawing attention to the physical and social context of children and young people's lives. Three key themes are explored: * Childhood is always located somewhere. The book offers insights into childhood by focusing on places specially designed for children as well as the territories that children develop for themselves. * Childhood is experienced through objects, people and places and through everyday routines. Discussions about childhood are rooted in the details of children's lives, whether on the street, in an institution or in different definitions of home. * Childhood and adult identities are relational. Definitions and understandings of childhood are dependent on how adulthood is viewed. These themes are explored through accounts of home and family, school, public spaces and sites of work in local and global settings. They raise questions about methodological approaches to understanding childhoods in context which is the focus of the concluding chapter. This is the third in a series of four books, written by experts in the field, which provides an introduction to childhood degree programmes and related modules. The series features international case studies, examples and readings to supplement the chapters, and is illustrated in full colour. Other books in the series are: * Understanding childhood: a cross-disciplinary approach * Children and young people's cultural worlds * Local childhoods, global issues

Understanding Research with Children and Young People (Hardcover, New): Alison Clark, Rosie Flewitt, Martyn Hammersley, Martin... Understanding Research with Children and Young People (Hardcover, New)
Alison Clark, Rosie Flewitt, Martyn Hammersley, Martin Robb
R2,571 Discovery Miles 25 710 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How do views about children shape research concerned with their lives? What different forms can research with children take? What ethical issues does it involve? How does it impact on policy and practice, and on the lives of children themselves? This book helps you to understand how research is designed and carried out to explore questions about the lives of children and young people. It tackles the methodological, practical and ethical challenges involved, and features examples of actual research that illustrate: Different strategies for carrying out research Common challenges that arise in the research process Varying modes of engagement that researchers can adopt with participants and audiences; and The impact that research can have on future studies, policy and practice.

Otago: 150 Years of New Zealand's First University (Hardcover): Alison Clarke Otago: 150 Years of New Zealand's First University (Hardcover)
Alison Clarke
R745 R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Save R93 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Emigre Cultures in Design and Architecture (Paperback): Alison Clarke, Elana Shapira Emigre Cultures in Design and Architecture (Paperback)
Alison Clarke, Elana Shapira
R812 Discovery Miles 8 120 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This new volume addresses the lasting contribution made by Central European emigre designers to twentieth-century American design and architecture. The contributors examine how oppositional stances in debates concerning consumption and modernism's social agendas taken by designers such as Felix Augenfeld, Joseph Binder, Josef Frank, Paul T. Frankl, Frederick Kiesler, Richard Neutra, and R. M. Schindler in Europe prefigured their later adoption or rejection by American culture. They argue that emigres and refugees from fascist Europe such as Gyoergy Kepes, Paul Laszlo, Victor Papanek, Bernard Rudofsky, Xanti Schawinsky, and Eva Zeisel drew on the particular experiences of their home countries, and networks of emigre and exiled designers in the United States, to develop a humanist, progressive, and socially inclusive design culture which continues to influence design practice today.

Principles of Property Law (Hardcover): Alison Clarke Principles of Property Law (Hardcover)
Alison Clarke
R3,006 Discovery Miles 30 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Principles of Property Law offers a critical and contextual analysis of fundamental property law concepts and principles, providing students with the necessary tools to enable them to make sense of English land law rules in the context of real world applications. This new book adopts a contextual approach, placing the core elements of a qualifying law degree property and land law course in the context of general property principles and practices as they have developed in the UK and other jurisdictions in response to a changing societal relationship with a range of tangible and intangible things. Also drawing on concepts of property developed by political and legal theorists, economists and environmentalists, Principles of Property Law gives students a clear understanding of how property law works, why it matters and how the theory connects with the real world. Suitable for undergraduate law students studying property and land law in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as postgraduate students seeking an accessible analysis of property law as part of a course in law, land administration, environmental law or development studies.

Learning Skills for Nursing Students (Paperback, New): Nicky Davis, Alison Clark, Martina O'Brien, Karen Sumpton, Caroline... Learning Skills for Nursing Students (Paperback, New)
Nicky Davis, Alison Clark, Martina O'Brien, Karen Sumpton, Caroline Plaice, …
R710 Discovery Miles 7 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book will help nursing students master the key learning skills they need to be successful in their academic career. It clearly explains the core skills they will need right from the start of their coursework, such as writing, numeracy skills, and how to organize studies. It also introduces more advanced skills that students will need as the course progresses, such as research and evidence-based practice. The book - based on scholarship in the UK - shows how to use these important skills to succeed both at the university level and as a registered nurse.

Feeling Wobbly? - Ask Fizzy to Magic It Away (Paperback): Izzy Harrap Feeling Wobbly? - Ask Fizzy to Magic It Away (Paperback)
Izzy Harrap; Illustrated by Alison Clarke
R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Divorce Lessons - Real Life Stories and What You Can Learn From Them (Paperback): Cornelia Brentano, Alison Clarke-Stewart Divorce Lessons - Real Life Stories and What You Can Learn From Them (Paperback)
Cornelia Brentano, Alison Clarke-Stewart
R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Divorce - Causes and Consequences (Paperback): Alison Clarke-Stewart, Cornelia Brentano Divorce - Causes and Consequences (Paperback)
Alison Clarke-Stewart, Cornelia Brentano
R636 Discovery Miles 6 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This comprehensive book provides a balanced overview of the current research on divorce. The authors examine the scientific evidence to uncover what can be said with certainty about divorce and what remains to be learned about this socially and politically charged issue. Accessible to parents and teachers as well as clinicians and researchers, the volume examines the impact of marital breakup on children, adults, and society.
Alison Clarke-Stewart and Cornelia Brentano synthesize the most up-to-date information on divorce from a variety of disciplinary perspectives with thoughtful analysis of psychological issues. They convey the real-life consequences of divorce with excerpts from autobiographies by young people, and they also include guidelines for social policies that would help to diminish the detrimental effects of divorce.

Pacific Presences (volume 1) - Oceanic Art and European Museums (Hardcover): Lucie Carreau, Alison Clark, Alana Jelinek, Erna... Pacific Presences (volume 1) - Oceanic Art and European Museums (Hardcover)
Lucie Carreau, Alison Clark, Alana Jelinek, Erna Lilje, Nicholas Thomas
R3,676 Discovery Miles 36 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The vast and extraordinary collections from the Pacific, collected from the late eighteenth century onwards, that are dispersed across ethnographic and other museums in Europe amount to hundreds of thousands of artefacts, ranging from seemingly quotidian and utilitarian baskets and fish-hooks to great sculptures of divinities, architectural forms and canoes. Alongside the works themselves are rich archives of documents, drawings by early travellers, and often vast photographic collections, as well as historic catalogues and object inventories. These collections constitute a rich and remarkable resource for understanding society and history across Indigenous Oceania, cross-cultural encounters since the voyages of Captain Cook and his contemporaries, and the colonial transformations of the nineteenth century onwards. These are also collections of profound importance for Islanders today, who have varied responses to their displaced heritage, and renewed interest in understanding ancestral forms and practices. This book, in two volumes, not only enlarges understanding of Oceanic art history and Oceanic collections in important ways, but also enables new reflections upon museums and ways of undertaking work in and around them. It exemplifies a growing commitment on the part of curators and researchers, not merely to consult, but to initiate and undertake research, conservation, acquisition, exhibition, outreach and publication projects collaboratively and responsively. Volume one focuses on the historical formation of ethnographic museums within Europe and the development of Pacific collections within these institutions.

How To Unleash Your Brain Power - Valuable Information To Maximize Your Brain Potential (Paperback): Alison Clark How To Unleash Your Brain Power - Valuable Information To Maximize Your Brain Potential (Paperback)
Alison Clark
R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Mathematics Teacher in the Digital Era - An International Perspective on Technology Focused Professional Development... The Mathematics Teacher in the Digital Era - An International Perspective on Technology Focused Professional Development (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Alison Clark-Wilson, Ornella Robutti, Nathalie Sinclair
R3,975 R3,354 Discovery Miles 33 540 Save R621 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume addresses the key issue of the initial education and lifelong professional learning of teachers of mathematics to enable them to realize the affordances of educational technology for mathematics. With invited contributions from leading scholars in the field, this volume contains a blend of research articles and descriptive texts.

In the opening chapter John Mason invites the reader to engage in a number of mathematics tasks that highlight important features of technology-mediated mathematical activity. This is followed by three main sections: An overview of current practices in teachers' use of digital technologies in the classroom and explorations of the possibilities for developing more effective practices drawing on a range of research perspectives (including grounded theory, enactivism and Valsiner's zone theory).Aset of chapters that share many common constructs (such as instrumental orchestration, instrumental distance and double instrumental genesis) and research settings that have emerged from the French research community, but have also been taken up by other colleagues.Meta-level considerations of research in the domain by contrasting different approaches and proposing connecting or uniting elements

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Fighting Fibres - Kiribati Armour and Museum Collections (Hardcover): Julie Adams, Polly Bence, Alison Clark Fighting Fibres - Kiribati Armour and Museum Collections (Hardcover)
Julie Adams, Polly Bence, Alison Clark 1
R3,496 Discovery Miles 34 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book brings together artists, curators, researchers and conservators to consider the significance of coconut fibre armour from the islands of Kiribati. Taking as its focus the armour found in museum collections, it investigates the historical context that led to these unique artefacts leaving the Pacific and entering the orbit of British collectors and institutions, as well the legacies of those practices in the present. As well as exploring the historical milieux surrounding its collection, the book includes essays from expert conservators that discuss the challenges of caring for coconut fibre armour. Other contributions include case studies focusing on the construction and variety of the armour and helmets, and the findings of a comprehensive survey which has tracked down and documented every piece of Kiribati armour held in UK museum collections. Finally, the book considers the significance of coconut fibre armour in the present, with particular reference to the work of a group of I-Kiribati artists whose creativity and innovative research has led to the production of a contemporary suit of armour inspired by the armour of the past.

Transforming Children's Spaces - Children's and Adults' Participation in Designing Learning Environments... Transforming Children's Spaces - Children's and Adults' Participation in Designing Learning Environments (Paperback, New)
Alison Clark
R1,239 Discovery Miles 12 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

How can young children play an active role in developing the design of learning environments? What methods can be used to bring together children's and practitioners' views about their environment? What insights can young children offer into good designs for these children's spaces? With the expansion of early childhood education and the move to 'extended schools', more young children will spend more time than ever before in institutions. Based on two actual building projects, this book is the first of its kind to demonstrate the possibilities of including young children's perspectives in the design and review of children's spaces. Situated at the heart of the debate about the relationship between the built environment and its impact on children's learning and wellbeing, Transforming Children's Spaces provides insights into how young children see their environment discusses children's aspirations for future spaces develops the 'Mosaic approach' , pioneered by the author, as a method for listening to young children and adults Emphasising the importance of visual and verbal methods of communication, this fascinating book demonstrates how practitioners and young children can articulate their perspectives, and shows how participatory methods can support new relationships between children, practitioners and architects. This book is essential reading for those who work in children's spaces and for those who design them as well as being of general interest to those studying education and childhood studies.

Resonant Histories - Pacific artefacts and the voyages of the HMS Royalist 1890-1893 (Paperback): Alison Clark Resonant Histories - Pacific artefacts and the voyages of the HMS Royalist 1890-1893 (Paperback)
Alison Clark; Contributions by Eve Haddow, Christopher Wright
R1,545 Discovery Miles 15 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores a complex relational assemblage, a collection of 1481 Pacific artefacts brought together by Captain Edward Henry Meggs Davis, during the three voyages of HMS Royalist between 1890-1893. The collection is indicative not just of a period of colonial collecting in the Pacific, but also the development of ethnographic collections in the UK and Europe. This period of history remains present in the social and cultural lives of many Pacific Islanders today. Using the collections as a starting point the book is divided into two parts. The first provides the historical background to the three voyages of HMS Royalist, discussing each voyage, its aims and outcomes, and the role that Davis played within this. Davis' motivations to collect and the various means of collecting that he employed are then explored within this historical context. Finally the first part considers what happened to the collection once it was sent from the Pacific to England, where and how it was sold, and how the collection was a part of and subject to the networks of museums, and private collectors in the UK and Europe during the end of the 19th century beginning of the 20th century. It offers a detailed view of the contents and development of the collection, and what the collection can tell us about British ethnographic collecting at the end of the nineteenth century. The second part of the book explores the traces left by the ship amongst the Pacific Islands communities it visited. Focusing on three Pacific Islands- Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Kiribati- the chapters in this section interrogate the contemporary relevance of this period of colonial history for Islanders today, exploring current social, political and environmental issues.

Design Anthropology - Object Cultures in Transition (Paperback, 2nd edition): Alison Clarke Design Anthropology - Object Cultures in Transition (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Alison Clarke
R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Design Anthropology brings together leading international design theorists, consultants and anthropologists to explore the changing object culture of the 21st century. Decades ago, product designers used basic market research to fine-tune their designs for consumer success. Today the design process has been radically transformed, with the user center-stage in the design process. From design ethnography to culture probing, innovative designers are employing anthropological methods to elicit the meanings rather than the mere form and function of objects. This important volume provides a fascinating exploration of the issues facing the shapers of our increasingly complex material world. The text features case studies and investigations covering a diverse range of academic disciplines. From IKEA and anti-design to erotic twenty-first-century needlework and online interior decoration, the book positions itself at the intersections of design, anthropology, material culture, architecture, and sociology.

Pacific Presences (volume 1) - Oceanic Art and European Museums (Paperback): Lucie Carreau, Alison Clark, Alana Jelinek, Erna... Pacific Presences (volume 1) - Oceanic Art and European Museums (Paperback)
Lucie Carreau, Alison Clark, Alana Jelinek, Erna Lilje, Nicholas Thomas
R1,278 Discovery Miles 12 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The vast and extraordinary collections from the Pacific, collected from the late eighteenth century onwards, that are dispersed across ethnographic and other museums in Europe amount to hundreds of thousands of artefacts, ranging from seemingly quotidian and utilitarian baskets and fish-hooks to great sculptures of divinities, architectural forms and canoes. Alongside the works themselves are rich archives of documents, drawings by early travellers, and often vast photographic collections, as well as historic catalogues and object inventories. These collections constitute a rich and remarkable resource for understanding society and history across Indigenous Oceania, cross-cultural encounters since the voyages of Captain Cook and his contemporaries, and the colonial transformations of the nineteenth century onwards. These are also collections of profound importance for Islanders today, who have varied responses to their displaced heritage, and renewed interest in understanding ancestral forms and practices. This book, in two volumes, not only enlarges understanding of Oceanic art history and Oceanic collections in important ways, but also enables new reflections upon museums and ways of undertaking work in and around them. It exemplifies a growing commitment on the part of curators and researchers, not merely to consult, but to initiate and undertake research, conservation, acquisition, exhibition, outreach and publication projects collaboratively and responsively. Volume one focuses on the historical formation of ethnographic museums within Europe and the development of Pacific collections within these institutions.

Pacific Presences (volume 2) - Oceanic Art and European Museums (Paperback): Lucie Carreau, Alison Clark, Alana Jelinek, Erna... Pacific Presences (volume 2) - Oceanic Art and European Museums (Paperback)
Lucie Carreau, Alison Clark, Alana Jelinek, Erna Lilje, Nicholas Thomas
R2,375 Discovery Miles 23 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The vast and extraordinary collections from the Pacific, collected from the late eighteenth century onwards, that are dispersed across ethnographic and other museums in Europe amount to hundreds of thousands of artefacts, ranging from seemingly quotidian and utilitarian baskets and fish-hooks to great sculptures of divinities, architectural forms and canoes. Alongside the works themselves are rich archives of documents, drawings by early travellers, and often vast photographic collections, as well as historic catalogues and object inventories. These collections constitute a rich and remarkable resource for understanding society and history across Indigenous Oceania, cross-cultural encounters since the voyages of Captain Cook and his contemporaries, and the colonial transformations of the nineteenth century onwards. These are also collections of profound importance for Islanders today, who have varied responses to their displaced heritage, and renewed interest in understanding ancestral forms and practices. This book, in two volumes, not only enlarges understanding of Oceanic art history and Oceanic collections in important ways, but also enables new reflections upon museums and ways of undertaking work in and around them. It exemplifies a growing commitment on the part of curators and researchers, not merely to consult, but to initiate and undertake research, conservation, acquisition, exhibition, outreach and publication projects collaboratively and responsively. Volume two presents the scope of research activities of the project, with chapters focused around the following themes: materialities, collection histories and exhibitions, legacies of empire, contemporary activations.

Pacific Presences (volume 2) - Oceanic Art and European Museums (Hardcover): Lucie Carreau, Alison Clark, Alana Jelinek, Erna... Pacific Presences (volume 2) - Oceanic Art and European Museums (Hardcover)
Lucie Carreau, Alison Clark, Alana Jelinek, Erna Lilje, Nicholas Thomas
R6,597 Discovery Miles 65 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The vast and extraordinary collections from the Pacific, collected from the late eighteenth century onwards, that are dispersed across ethnographic and other museums in Europe amount to hundreds of thousands of artefacts, ranging from seemingly quotidian and utilitarian baskets and fish-hooks to great sculptures of divinities, architectural forms and canoes. Alongside the works themselves are rich archives of documents, drawings by early travellers, and often vast photographic collections, as well as historic catalogues and object inventories. These collections constitute a rich and remarkable resource for understanding society and history across Indigenous Oceania, cross-cultural encounters since the voyages of Captain Cook and his contemporaries, and the colonial transformations of the nineteenth century onwards. These are also collections of profound importance for Islanders today, who have varied responses to their displaced heritage, and renewed interest in understanding ancestral forms and practices. This book, in two volumes, not only enlarges understanding of Oceanic art history and Oceanic collections in important ways, but also enables new reflections upon museums and ways of undertaking work in and around them. It exemplifies a growing commitment on the part of curators and researchers, not merely to consult, but to initiate and undertake research, conservation, acquisition, exhibition, outreach and publication projects collaboratively and responsively. Volume two presents the scope of research activities of the project, with chapters focused around the following themes: materialities, collection histories and exhibitions, legacies of empire, contemporary activations.

Resonant Histories - Pacific artefacts and the voyages of the HMS Royalist 1890-1893 (Hardcover): Alison Clark Resonant Histories - Pacific artefacts and the voyages of the HMS Royalist 1890-1893 (Hardcover)
Alison Clark; Contributions by Eve Haddow, Christopher Wright
R4,455 Discovery Miles 44 550 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores a complex relational assemblage, a collection of 1481 Pacific artefacts brought together by Captain Edward Henry Meggs Davis, during the three voyages of HMS Royalist between 1890-1893. The collection is indicative not just of a period of colonial collecting in the Pacific, but also the development of ethnographic collections in the UK and Europe. This period of history remains present in the social and cultural lives of many Pacific Islanders today. Using the collections as a starting point the book is divided into two parts. The first provides the historical background to the three voyages of HMS Royalist, discussing each voyage, its aims and outcomes, and the role that Davis played within this. Davis' motivations to collect and the various means of collecting that he employed are then explored within this historical context. Finally the first part considers what happened to the collection once it was sent from the Pacific to England, where and how it was sold, and how the collection was a part of and subject to the networks of museums, and private collectors in the UK and Europe during the end of the 19th century beginning of the 20th century. It offers a detailed view of the contents and development of the collection, and what the collection can tell us about British ethnographic collecting at the end of the nineteenth century. The second part of the book explores the traces left by the ship amongst the Pacific Islands communities it visited. Focusing on three Pacific Islands- Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Kiribati- the chapters in this section interrogate the contemporary relevance of this period of colonial history for Islanders today, exploring current social, political and environmental issues.

Fighting Fibres - Kiribati Armour and Museum Collections (Paperback): Julie Adams, Polly Bence, Alison Clark Fighting Fibres - Kiribati Armour and Museum Collections (Paperback)
Julie Adams, Polly Bence, Alison Clark 1
R1,281 Discovery Miles 12 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book brings together artists, curators, researchers and conservators to consider the significance of coconut fibre armour from the islands of Kiribati. Taking as its focus the armour found in museum collections, it investigates the historical context that led to these unique artefacts leaving the Pacific and entering the orbit of British collectors and institutions, as well the legacies of those practices in the present. As well as exploring the historical milieux surrounding its collection, the book includes essays from expert conservators that discuss the challenges of caring for coconut fibre armour. Other contributions include case studies focusing on the construction and variety of the armour and helmets, and the findings of a comprehensive survey which has tracked down and documented every piece of Kiribati armour held in UK museum collections. Finally, the book considers the significance of coconut fibre armour in the present, with particular reference to the work of a group of I-Kiribati artists whose creativity and innovative research has led to the production of a contemporary suit of armour inspired by the armour of the past.

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