Trobriand Cricket: The Sport Catches on in New Guinea (Enhanced DVD)

Trobriand Cricket: The Sport Catches on in New Guinea (Enhanced DVD)
An essential tool in any anthropological education, this classic 1979 documentary explores the sport of Trobriand Cricket, a case study in cultural appropriation and a fascinating tribal ritual in its own right.
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This 1979 documentary film explores one of anthropological science's most fascinating tales of cultural appropriation: the unique sport of Trobriand cricket practiced by the Trobriand Islanders of Papua New Guinea. In the late 19th century, British colonists, missionaries and anthropologists settled in New Guinea, bringing with them their own cultural institutions, including one that would change the intertribal relationships of the Trobriand Islanders forever: the centuries-old sport of cricket. This enlightening documentary from Journeyman Pictures takes viewers through the complete history of this intriguing sport, from a short introduction to British cricket (a slower-paced relative of American Baseball) to an in-depth look at the steps the people of the Trobriand Islands have taken in adopting the sport to fulfill their own cultural needs. Students, professionals or armchair anthropologists will be introduced to the New Guinean concept of kayasa, ritualized competition that is essential to the Trobriand way of life, and the inventive way in which colonists and the indigenous people worked together to reinvent traditional tribal warfare in a nonviolent, idiosyncratic modern form.

Trobriand Cricket: The Sport Catches on in New Guinea

  • Enhanced DVD
  • ISBN: 978-1-61753-193-4
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Copyright Date: 1979
  • CC

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