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SECTION AUTHOR

(AEA, GCBS, MER, CR and NP Sections)

Woodrow W. Denham

Retired Independent Scholar

I am grateful to Jessica Cornn of Alice Lloyd College for designing these pages.

 

 

Alyawarra Ethnographic Archive, Version Two (AEA Section) This folder, with 182 text files, 617 graphics files and 17 music files, contains all of my field data and all of the results of my field research with the Alyawarra-speaking Aborigines of Central Australia in 1971-72.

 

Group Compositions in Band Societies Database   (GCBS Section) This folder contains 351 genealogical, demographic and census data files, in both numerical and graphic formats, from 41 hunter-gatherer societies for whom systematic and reasonably thorough records were made by reputable observers during the two centuries between 1776 and 1976.   I extracted these datasets (except for the Alyawarra set) from historical and ethnographic sources that pertain to Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.

 

Middle Eastern Region  (ME Section) This folder, with 17 text files and 1200 graphics files, contains a wide assortment of essays, letters, technical and newspaper articles, a couple of morality plays, an expatriate faculty handbook and a school catalog, lectures, maps and photographs that I produced during my eight years of work and travel in the Middle East between 1989 and 2003, and in adjacent areas that I visited while living and working in the Middle East. Together they examine the lives and cultures of Nationals and expatriates in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bangladesh, India, Spain, Sri Lanka, Kenya and elsewhere.   Chronic tension between East and West is a dominant theme. Texts and photographs together provide behind-the-scenes perspectives on the region from my diverse positions as a participant-observer.

 

Caribbean Region  (CR Section) This folder, with 4 text files and 1100 graphics files, contains two books and a large collection of photographs based on my work in the English-speaking Caribbean between 1978 and 1988.   West Indian Green Monkeys deals with the historical biogeography of Cercopithecus aethiops in the islands of Barbados, St. Kitts and Nevis between 1627 and 1986. The Season of Gilbert and Joan recounts an experiment that failed in educational development, dissecting errors I made in my first attempt to apply what I had learned - and not learned - as an anthropology graduate student.   The photos provide perspectives on Caribbean life that tourist brochures miss.

 

Nonhuman Primates  (NP Section) This folder contains links to primate texts and graphics that I placed in other folders based on their theoretical or geographical affinities. They appear together here only for convenience of access. The items include articles on primate social organization, the book on historical biogeography of African monkeys in the Caribbean region, and my photographs of monkeys in Saudi Arabia, India and Sri Lanka.

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