‘Sharing’ is one of the words I have learned to use in new contexts during the course of this research. Working largely within my own native tongue has been unusual for me, as an anthropologist brought up in the tradition of learning through translating from foreign languages, but that training didn’t stop, and I have delighted in ways that I have relearned English among Indigenous peoples. That training has me always looking beyond words, for the implications of those words, and for the value they hold for their users. As outlined in the last chapter, Aboriginal peoples in different parts of the world have been sharing their experiences, sharing their (mostly) colonial heritage, and they have formulated some shared views, and some shared ideas about how to rebuild their confidence and reclaim their threatened identities. I started out on this venture by trying to trace a new discourse it seemed that they had created, and persuading people to share it with me (Hendry 2003).
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References And Further Readings
- Ghimire, K.B. and M.P. Pimbert (eds.), 1997, Social Change and Conservation, London: Earthscan Publications Ltd.Google Scholar