Course Codes : SOCU5017
Disciplining the Savages Savaging the Disciplines
Publication Date 1 Mar 2007
OverviewAn exploration of the way knowledge is produced within academic disciplines and then reproduced as public knowledge and used by governments. Nakata, a Torres Strait Islander academic, casts a critical gaze on the 1890s Cambridge Expedition researchers to the Torres Strait. He meticulously analyses the linguistic, psychological, anthropological and other scientific projects of the expedition, and offers an astute critique of their research methods and interpretations.