University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Roger Keesing

The Anthropologist’s Dilemma

Empathy and Analysis Among the Solomon Islanders

By: Roger Keesing

Just over a century ago white men in sailing ships began to carry off young Solomon Islanders from the coasts of the island of Malaita, to work in the sugar plantations of Australia and Fiji. Many never returned. For fifty years after that, no white man was safe ashore along the Malaitan coast without armed […]