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Heider, Karl G. 1935-

Overview
Works: 103 works in 398 publications in 3 languages and 9,442 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films  Cross-cultural studies  Catalogs  Case studies  Short films  Slides 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Director, Editor, Producer, Collector, Cinematographer
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Most widely held works about Karl G Heider
 
Most widely held works by Karl G Heider
Ethnographic film by Karl G Heider( Book )

52 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Even before Robert Flaherty released Nanook of the North in 1922, anthropologists were producing films about the lifeways of native peoples for a public audience, as well as for research and teaching. Ethnographic Film (1976) was one of the first books to provide a comprehensive introduction to this field of visual anthropology, and it quickly became the standard reference. In this new edition, Karl G. Heider thoroughly updates Ethnographic Film to reflect developments in the field over the three decades since its publication, focusing on the work of four seminal filmmakers-Jean Rouch, John Marshall, Robert Gardner, and Timothy Asch. He begins with an introduction to ethnographic film and a history of the medium. He then considers many attributes of ethnographic film, including the crucial need to present "whole acts," "whole bodies," "whole interactions," and "whole people" to preserve the integrity of the cultural context. Heider also discusses numerous aspects of making ethnographic films, from ethics and finances to technical considerations such as film versus video and preserving the filmed record. He concludes with a look at using ethnographic film in teaching"--Publisher description
Gardens of war; life and death in the New Guinea stone age by Robert Gardner( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grand Valley Dani, peaceful warriors by Karl G Heider( Book )

27 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This case study examines an isolated tribe in Indonesia, West New Guinea, when tribe members were still using stone axes, bows, arrows and spears, up to more present times spanning 34 years (1961-1995). The author's long engagement with the Dani results in a wide range of engaging topics as well as coverage of the ethical dilemma he faced as an anthropologist. One immediately acquires a sense of the limitations and strengths of the anthropologist's role in the field. Heider's 1995 visit to the Dugnm Dani left him less optimistic about the future of the Dani than his 1988 visit. Indonesian Independence Day was celebrated during Heider's stay. The Dani presence was barely acknowledged, while the Indonesian presence was colorfully represented. The past mistakes of foreign occupation of indigenous territory, committed mostly by Western powers, now seem repeated by the Indonesian authorities
The Dugum Dani : a Papuan culture in the highlands of West New Guinea by Karl G Heider( Book )

31 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For many years anthropologists have speculated about primitive warfare, its place in a particular culture, its form, and its consequences on other tribes. This full-scale ethnography of the Dugum Dani centers on the issue of hostility between groups of human beings and the place and function of violence. Warfare, like rituals and kinship alliances, is part of a total culture, and for this reason Professor Heider has approached the Dani from a holistic point of view. Other aspects of Dani life and organization are shown in interrelationship with the institution of warfare, such as the social, ecological, and technological elements in the Dani way of life. Professor Heider examines particularly the role of warfare itself in terms of the particular needs, and lack of them. The first section of this book documents the Dani and their warfare and provides one of the most detailed accounts of tribal life available. The second section focuses on the material aspects of Dani culture, to explore the interrelationships of the material objects with the other aspects of Dani culture; this analysis is especially interesting since the Dani moved from a stone-age culture to steel tools during the period of study itself. Professor Heider also notes the distinctive aspects of Dani culture; the paucity of color, number, and other attribute terms, the near absence of art; their five-year post-partum sexual abstinence, and other traits that seem to suggest that the Dani have little interest in intellectual elaboration or sex, and that despite their warfare, they are not a particularly aggressive people. Including previously unpublished photographs and descriptions of tribal life and warfare, this book provides anthropologists with a full and vivid account of Dani culture and with new insights into the general problems of human aggression."--Provided by publisher
Seeing anthropology : cultural anthropology through film by Karl G Heider( Book )

37 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying videocassettes include short ethnographically accurate films on a wide range of culture types and world areas which contribute to the subject of the chapters
Indonesian cinema : national culture on screen by Karl G Heider( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscapes of emotion : mapping three cultures of emotion in Indonesia by Karl G Heider( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscapes of Emotion is a fascinating look at the cultural construction of emotions, examining how people in different cultures shape ideas and talk about emotion. The primary subjects of the book are the Minangkabau, a matrilineal Moslem culture of three million people in West Sumatra, Indonesia
Tikal by Karl G Heider( Visual )

6 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tikal, the Mayan ceremonial center in the Peten lowlands of Guatemala, is famous for its pyramids and stelae. But surrounding the monuments, hidden in the jungle, are countless thousands of house mounds where a millennium ago, the worshippers and workers lived
Images of the South : constructing a regional culture on film and video( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dani Sweet Potatoes( Visual )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dani Sweet Potatoes (19 min) follows the sophisticated process of sweet potato horticulture developed by the Dani. It follows the Dani sweet potato cycle from clearing off the old brush and weeds from a fallow field to planting, harvesting, cooking and eating. Dani Houses (16 min) observes both round and square house construction techniques of the Grand Valley Dani. It shows how the ground is cleared, walls are made from boards, poles lashed together, and roofs being thatched
Dani Houses by Karl G Heider( Visual )

8 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dani Sweet Potatoes (19 min) follows the sophisticated process of sweet potato horticulture developed by the Dani. It follows the Dani sweet potato cycle from clearing off the old brush and weeds from a fallow field to planting, harvesting, cooking and eating. Dani Houses (16 min) observes both round and square house construction techniques of the Grand Valley Dani. It shows how the ground is cleared, walls are made from boards, poles lashed together, and roofs being thatched
The cultural context of emotion : folk psychology in West Sumatra by Karl G Heider( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Describing the second stage of Karl G. Heider's exploration of emotion as understood by the Minangkabau - a matrilineal, Moslem society of West Sumatra, Indonesia - this book uses semi-structured interviews with focus groups and individuals to allow emotions to lead us into the broader realm of Minangkabau folk psychology. Minangkabau have long been considered the intellectuals of Indonesia, and not surprisingly turn out to be deeply concerned with intelligences, with controlling one's own emotions, and with discerning the emotions of others. This fascinating work solidifies the situation of emotions at the center of investigation as a powerful ethnographic strategy"--
Films for anthropological teaching by Karl G Heider( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Films for anthropological teaching by Karl G Heider( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Heider :( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dani sweet potatoes" (19 min.) was shot in 1963 by Karl G. Heider, a member of the Harvard Peabody Expedition as part of an ethnographic study of the Grand Valley Dani. The film follows the highly sophisticated process of sweet potato horticulture developed by the Grand Valley Dani in West New Guinea
Karl Heider on 'Dani houses' by Karl G Heider( Visual )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dani Houses (16 min) observes both round and square house construction techniques of the Grand Valley Dani. It shows how the ground is cleared, walls are made from boards, poles lashed together, and roofs being thatched
Karl Heider on 'Dani sweet potatoes' by Karl G Heider( Visual )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dani Sweet Potatoes (19 min) follows the sophisticated process of sweet potato horticulture developed by the Dani. It follows the Dani sweet potato cycle from clearing off the old brush and weeds from a fallow field to planting, harvesting, cooking and eating
Films for anthropological teaching by Karl G Heider( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dani of New Guinea by Karl G Heider( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and German and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dani of West Irian; an ethnographic companion to the film Dead birds by Karl G Heider( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ethnographic film
Alternative Names
Heider, K.

Heider, Karl 1935-

Heider, Karl Gustav 1935-

Karl G. Heider American anthropologist

卡爾·G·海德

Languages
English (259)

Chinese (2)

German (1)

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Grand Valley Dani, peaceful warriorsThe Dugum Dani : a Papuan culture in the highlands of West New GuineaSeeing anthropology : cultural anthropology through filmIndonesian cinema : national culture on screenLandscapes of emotion : mapping three cultures of emotion in IndonesiaThe cultural context of emotion : folk psychology in West Sumatra