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Dening, Greg

Overview
Works: 47 works in 173 publications in 3 languages and 4,891 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Church history  Poetry  Academic theses  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Honoree
Classifications: DU800, 996.18
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Most widely held works about Greg Dening
 
Most widely held works by Greg Dening
Church alive! : pilgrimages in faith, 1956-2006 by Greg Dening( )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Church alive!, Greg Dening turns his anthropological, theological, historical and philosophical education, as well as personal experience, to writing the living history of three Jesuit parishes on the North Shore of Sydney Harbour for the years 1956-2006. This book is an ethnographic history of the prophetic imagination among ordinary believers in times of great religious change. It is ia narrative about the behaviour, symbols, rituals, sacred spaces, sacred times, that tells of the cultural system within them. The broader context of post-Vatican II Catholicism and a religion that led the community to this point in time is the backdrop."--Jacket
Mr Bligh's bad language : passion, power, and theatre on the Bounty by Greg Dening( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Captain Bligh and the voyage of the Bounty are the starting point of this new study of the famous mutiny in history, literature and film. By juxtaposing an account of the mutiny with an analysis of its evolving place in history and culture, Mr. Bligh's Bad Language offers a new interpretation of the mutiny in the context of its historical and cultural representations." "Beginning with an analysis of naval life and ritual aboard the Bounty, Greg Dening argues that the famous mutiny did not take place due to punitive violence, as Captain Bligh is shown to be one of the least violent of British Navy captains. Instead, he argues, Captain Bligh misunderstood the theatrical nature of shipboard life, especially his role as captain." "Moving to a larger stage, the scope of the book shifts to the reception of the mutiny in England in the eighteenth century. Connecting the voyage of the Bounty with the cultural exploration and revolutions of the age, Greg Dening shows that a mythology arose almost immediately around the participants of the mutiny and their actions, a mythology that has been continually reinterpreted into twentieth century literature and film." "Gracefully written, Mr. Bligh's Bad Language is an anthropological history of a new order, weaving the history of the Bounty with its role in our culture. Using a range of influences from Diderot to Foucault, Greg Dening reconstructs the voyage of the Bounty as moving between history and mythology, circumventing a dozen discourses."--BOOK JACKET
The death of William Gooch : a history's anthropology by Greg Dening( )

21 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A penetratating study of the young astronomer on board the Daedalus
Performances by Greg Dening( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beach crossings : voyaging across times, cultures, and self by Greg Dening( Book )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dening reconstructs the first interactions between explorers, missionaries, and natives - mostly in the Marquesas, the primary focus of his scholarly work. He examines fictional accounts of these encounters as well as the written record, revisiting the experiences of Captain Bligh and Gauguin, Melville's seafarers as well as some famous castaways. Each featured beach crossing is prefaced with an introduction placing the encounter in its historical context."--Jacket
Islands and beaches : discourse on a silent land : Marquesas, 1774-1880 by Greg Dening( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Marquesan journal of Edward Robarts, 1797-1824 by Edward Robarts( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History's anthropology : the death of William Gooch by Greg Dening( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings/writings by Greg Dening( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading is a dance on the beaches of the mind, writes Greg Dening. His reading-dances are about the pain of cross-cultural encounters, of loomings beyond the horizons of discipline, gender and race, of the pleasures of a hundred texts. In Readings/Writings his aim is to cultivate our imaginations so that we might see further, understand more deeply and hear more acutely. This book opens with Dening's extraordinary piece, 'Memorial', a deeply moving reading of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. Dening's profound yet lucid reflections on the meanings contained in this stark, simple memorial set the tone for the book
Dangerous liaisons : essays in honour of Greg Dening( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bounty : an ethnographic history by Greg Dening( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mission to the South Seas : the voyage of the Duff, 1796-1799( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1796, the directors of the London Missionary Society launched their first missionary voyage. On a cold August morning, thirty men, six women and three children set sail aboard the mission ship Duff, bound for the south seas. It was the first British missionary voyage to the Pacific. And, from the Society's point of view, it was a diasaster. In these early confused contacts, the peoples of Tonga, Tahiti and the Marquesas islands often seemed ot have the upper hand. The missionaries were mostly artisans who had been ill-prepared for the complexities of cross-cultural interaction. But they often left behind them detailed records of their efforts. The six authors enrolled in Professor Greg Dening's course in Pacific History at The University of Melbourne in 1978. The focus of the course was Dening's experiement in teaching historical writing from a close engagement with primary sources, combined with group discussion and close collaboration. This book is the result."--Back
Xavier : a centenary portrait by Greg Dening( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wallumetta : the other side : faith, life and worship on the North Shore 1856-2006 by Greg Dening( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xavier portraits by Greg Dening( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the Marquesas Islands, 1797-1799 by William Pascoe Crook( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arts du mythe by Ludovic Segarra( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indiqué sur la jaquette : Coiffe blanche kayapo : Les Kayapos constituent aujourd'hui une population estimée à 5500 personnes réparties sur un vaste territoire au Brésil, le long du fleuve Xingu, un affluent de l'Amazone. Les Kayapos sont les maîtres incontestés de l'art de la plume, à travers lequel s'exprime la place des oiseaux dans leur représentation du monde
Récit aux îles Marquises 1797-1799 by William Pascoe Crook( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A transit of Venus : poems of passage by Alex Galloway( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tapu and Haka'iki in the Marquesas, 1774-1813 by Greg Dening( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Mr Bligh's bad language : passion, power, and theatre on the Bounty
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Mr Bligh's bad language : passion, power, and theatre on the BountyThe death of William Gooch : a history's anthropologyPerformancesBeach crossings : voyaging across times, cultures, and selfReadings/writingsWallumetta : the other side : faith, life and worship on the North Shore 1856-2006
Alternative Names
Dening, Gregory M.

Dening, Gregory Moore.

Dening, Gregory Moore 1931-

Dening, Gregory Moore 1931-2008

Greg Dening Australian historian

Greg Dening australischer Historiker

Greg Dening historiador australià

Greg Dening historiador australiano

Greg Dening historiador australianu (1931–2008)

Greg Dening historian australian

Moore Dening, Gregory.

Moore Dening, Gregory 1931-

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Languages
English (139)

French (4)

Italian (1)