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Burt, Ben

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Works: 57 works in 133 publications in 1 language and 1,889 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Musician
Classifications: DU850, 995.93
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Most widely held works by Ben Burt
Living tradition : a changing life in Solomon Islands by Michael Kwaʼioloa ( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Living Tradition is a work of collaboration between Michael Kwaioloa and Ben Burt, an anthropologist who has been researching the culture and history of Kwaraae since 1979. It presents social and cultural change from the personal perspective of autobiography, edited and interpreted with the benefit of academic research. Kwaioloa's theme is the importance of his traditional culture in providing an essential but ambivalent foundation for life in changing times. He presents a lively personal account of how Kwaraae tradition is lived even as it is transformed in confrontation with Christianity and European culture; a vivid illustration of life in the contemporary Pacific Islands
Tradition and Christianity : the colonial transformation of a Solomon Islands society by Ben Burt ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tradition and Christianity explores the way a Pacific Islands people, fiercely attached to the tradition of their ancestors, have transformed their society by changing their religion. Taking a perspective from the culture of the Kwaraae people of Malaita island, it traces a century of colonial history to show how and why they rejected the religion of their ancestral ghosts to become Christians. This is a story of resistance and compromise, from the 19th century labour trade through colonial subjugation and Christian conversion, to the anti-colonial Maasina Rul movement of the 1940s and the efforts of Kwaraae leaders ever since to regain their self determination by reaffirming traditional values under Christianity. Christianity has played a crucial part in the colonial transformation of the Pacific Islands. This book presents an unusually detailed local history to show how a fundamentalist mission contributed to the development of a distinctive indigenous Christianity with strong but ambivalent foundations in Kwaraae traditional culture. An anthropological study of a subject more familiar to missiologists and historians gives valuable new insights into the continuities and contradictions between traditional culture and Christianity in the contemporary Pacific
Body ornaments of Malaita, Solomon Islands by Ben Burt ( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Africa in the world : past and present : a museum history by Ben Burt ( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The chiefs' country leadership and politics in Honiara, Solomon Islands by Ben Burt ( )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this autobiographical account of life in Honiara, capital of Solomon Islands, Michael Kwa'ioloa reflects on the challenges of raising a family in town, managing marriage exchanges, and sustaining ties with a distant rural homeland in Malaita island. He also participates in a long tradition of political activism by community leaders or chiefs, whose role was severely tested by the violent conflict between Malaitans and the indigenous Guadalcanal people at the turn of the century. Kwa'ioloa provides a local perspective on the causes and course of this unhappy episode in his country's history
Melanesia : art and encounter by Julie Adams ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The British Museum's collection is pre-eminent among early collections from Melanesia, and the 20,000 items it comprises are core to understanding the cultures of the western Pacific. The extraordinary art styles represented, from groups such as New Guinea, New Ireland and the Solomon Islands and relating to ancestors, family and clan, houses, feasting and festivals, for instance, are of interest not only in themselves but also for the way they have influenced European artists since the nineteenth century. This book surveys and responds to the collection from the point of view not only of the anthropologist but also of the people responsible for its creation, with contributions from a wide range of international scholars, anthropologists, indigenous peoples and artists, and illustrated with up to 300 colour images of objects and contextual photographs. This is the first time this important collection has been documented - the book is not only a visual feast but also a key reference work
A Solomon Islands chronicle by Samuel Alasaʼa ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World art : an introduction to the art in artefacts by Ben Burt ( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What do we mean by 'art'? As a category of objects, the concept belongs to a Western cultural tradition, originally European and now increasingly global, but how useful is it for understanding other traditions? To understand art as a universal human value, we need to look at how the concept was constructed in order to reconstruct it through an understanding of the wider world. Western art values have a pervasive influence upon non-Western cultures and upon Western attitudes to them. This innovative yet accessible new text explores the ways theories of art developed as Western knowledge of the
The Yoruba and their gods by Ben Burt ( Book )
5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Environment and development in the Pacific Islands by Environment and development in the Pacific Islands (Conference) ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Sioux by Robert Nicholson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the history and culture of the Sioux through an exploration of their artifacts, customs, beliefs, and daily routines
Solomon Islanders : the Kwara'ae by Ben Burt ( Book )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Polynesians by Ben Burt ( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Weaving by Ben Burt ( Book )
4 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peoples of the world by Ben Burt ( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plains Indians by Ben Burt ( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aborigines by Ben Burt ( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brief history of the Aborigines of Australia and their life and customs
Falafala Kwara'ae Ki : Kwara'ae traditions : 'ania fata'a Kwara'ae fa'inia fata'a English : in Kwara'ae and English languages by Michael Kwaʼioloa ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Arabs : activity book ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Burt, Benjamin William
Languages
English (82)
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