Eric Kline Silverman

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Circumcision and Masculinity: Motherly Men or Brutal Patriarchs?  In Jewish Masculinity: New Perspectives.  H. Brod, K. Eisenstadt, and S. Zevit, eds. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society.  Under contract.


Moderate Expectations and Benign Exploitation: Tourism in Papua New Guinea.  In Tourism at the Grass Roots: Villagers and Visitors in the Asia Pacific. John Connell and Barbara Rugendyke, eds. Routledge. In press.

Sepik River Selves in a Changing Modernity: From Sahlins to   Psychodynamics. In The Making of Global and Local Modernities in Melanesia: Humiliation, Transformation and the Nature of Cultural Change. 2005. J. Robbins and H. Wardlow, eds. pp. 85-101. Burlington: Ashgate. 


Cannibalizing, Commodifying, and Creating Culture: Power and Creativity in Sepik River Tourism. In Globalization and Culture Change in the Pacific Islands. 2004. V. Lockwood, ed. pp. 339-57. New York: Prentice-Hall.


Iatmul. In Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender. 2004. C.R. Ember and M. Ember, eds. Pp. 487-97. New York: Kluwer/Plenum.


The Cut of Wholeness: Psychoanalytic Interpretations of Biblical Circumcision.  In The Covenant of Circumcision: New Perspectives on an Ancient Jewish Rite. 2003. E.W. Mark, ed. pp. 43-57. University Press of New England/Brandeis University Press.


From Totemic Space to Cyberspace: Transformations in Sepik River and Aboriginal Australian Myth, Knowledge and Art.  In Emplaced Myth: Space, Narrative and Knowledge in Aboriginal Australia and Papua New Guinea Societies.  2001. J. Weiner and A. Rumsey, eds. pp. 189-214. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.


Art, Tourism and the Crafting of Identity in the Sepik River (Papua New Guinea).  In Unpacking Culture: Art and Commodity in Colonial and Postcolonial Worlds, 1999. R. Phillips and C. Steiner, eds. pp. 51-66. Berkeley: University of California Press.


Indigenous Mapping in Papua New Guinea. In The History of Cartography, Vol. 2, Book 3: Cartography in the Traditional African, American, Arctic, Australian, and Pacific Societies. 1998. D. Woodward and G. Malcolm Lewis, eds. pp. 423-42.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press.  (The book received the American Historical Association's James Henry Breasted Prize for 1999)


Clifford Geertz: Towards A More A "Thick" Understanding? In Reading Material Culture: Structuralism, Hermeneutics and Post‑Structuralism.  1990. C. Tilley, ed. pp. 121‑59.  Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

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