working with indigenous communities

Questions on Readings for “Working with Indigenous Communities”
Ginsberg and Myers:
1) What did Terrance Turner find problematic about the “cultural preservation” model for
indigenous survival? (for more details see
2) How was traditional culture deployed in the Gove LandRights case and the Gurindji labor walkoff?
3) What is the “boomerang effect” of using traditional culture as a basis for indigenous rights? (pg
4) Normally we might think of acrylic painting by indigenous folks as merely inauthentic tourist art.
How did the authors re-cast it?
Hollowell and Nicholas
5) What is wrong with the archaeologist/stewardship model for heritage management?
6) How does secret/sacred knowledge fit into management issues?
7) What were the “thick descriptions” by the Hul’qumi’num about, and what does “thick
description” reference from anthropology?
8) How did heritage management operate in the case of the Sanilac petroglyphs?
9) How did the ethnography of CalTran help the Pomo community?
10) In the example provided, how does the community-based approach differ from the SAA’s
archaeological ethics?
Shaw, “The Achievement of Virginity”
11) What are the 3 wrong models for African women’s sexuality in the opening of Shaw’s paper, and
the consequences for assumptions about virginity?
12) Why are European and Asian studies of virginity unhelpful?
13) How does Shaw contrast the concepts of chastity and purity that we intuitively think of as
universal aspects of virginity to the virginity in the African societies she studies?
14) How does Shaw critique the assertion that sex universally disempowers women?