Dr Jadran Mimica

Senior Lecturer

A26 - R.C. Mills Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 4112

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Research interests

Melanesian life worlds; Comparative ethnographic areas (specifically Amazonia, Melanesia, Aboriginal Australia)

Jungian psychology, psychoanalysis, genetic epistemology, cognitive psychology,

cognitive and neuro-sciences;

dynamics of imagination; gestalt-organismic theories of perception and cognition;

dynamic eidetics (morphogenesis) of cognition as the basis for an anthropology of human noetic powers and activity;

Traditional and scientific cosmologies, modes of thought and experience of the world;

development and the cultural foundations of mathematics;

Philosophy: phenomenology, hermeneutics, existentialism, philosophy and history of Science; philosophical anthropology; comparative philosophy; philosophy of history; Neo-Platonism, Mediaeval philosophy

Comparative religion and theology; Comparative mysticism; Gnosticism;

Hindu and Buddhist Tantrism; shamanism and initiations

Linguistics: Papuan, South American Indian languages;

Poetic-imaginal and cognitive basis of grammar; morphogenesis of language

Kinship semantics, the constitution of egocentric and sociocentric modes of kin and social classification social morphology and the eidetic (morphogenetic) processes that constitute human social fields

Sexuality and gender

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2009

  • Cosmological Background of Papuan Language; Mimica J; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2007

  • Between Creativity and Preservation: A Study of Language and Imagination in Papua New Guinea; Mimica J; University of Sydney/Research & Development.

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Mimica, J. (2007). Explorations in Psychoanalytic Ethnography. New York: Berghahn Books.

Journals

  • Mimica, J. (2014). On academic foucauldian-dramaturgy and modernity in Melanesia. Oceania, 84(1), 53-63. [More Information]
  • Mimica, J. (2010). Flying away like a bird: An instance of severance from the parental abode (Iwolaqamalycaane, Yagwoia, Papua New Guinea). Societe des Oceanistes. Journal, 130-131, 135-146.
  • Mimica, J. (2010). Un/knowing and the practice of ethnography A reflection on some Western cosmo-ontological notions and their anthropological application. Anthropological Theory, 10(3), 203-228. [More Information]
  • Mimica, J. (2009). Phenomenological Psychoanalysis: The Epistemology of Ethnographic Field Research. Social Analysis: international journal of social and cultural practice, 53(2), 40-59.
  • Mimica, J. (2008). Mother's Umbilicus and Father's Spirit: The Dialectics of Selfhood in Yagwoia Transgendered Person. Oceania, 78(2), 168-198.
  • Mimica, J. (2006). Descended from the Celestial Rope: From the Father to the Son, and from the Ego to the Cosmic Self. Social Analysis: international journal of social and cultural practice, 50(2), 77-105.
  • Mimica, J. (2006). Dreams, Laki and Mourning: A Psychoanalytic Ethnography of the Yagwoia 'Inner Feminine': Part II: soul and the oneiro-dynamics of luck. Oceania, 76(2), 113-132.
  • Mimica, J. (2006). Dreams, Laki, and Mourning: A Psychoanalytic Ethnography of the Yagwoia 'Inner Feminine' Part I. Oceania, 76(1), 27-60.
  • Mimica, J. (2006). Dreams, Laki, and Mourning: A Psychoanalytic Ethnography of the Yagwoia 'Inner Feminine' Part III: Soul and the Work of Mourning. Oceania, 76(3), 265-284.
  • Mimica, J. (2006). Introduction: Explorations in Psychoanalytic Ethnography. Social Analysis: international journal of social and cultural practice, 50(2), 1-24.
  • Mimica, J. (2003). Out of the depths of Saurian waters: On psycho-bakhtinianism, ethnographic countertransference, and Naven. Anthropological Notebooks, 9(1), 5-47.
  • Mimica, J. (2003). The Death of a Strong, Great, Bad man: An Ethnography of Soul Incorporation. Oceania, 73(4), 260-286.
  • Mimica, J. (2001). A Review from the Field. The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 12(2), 225-237.

Conferences

  • Mimica, J. (2008). Response to Giles Clark "The Active Use of the Analyst's Bodymind as it is Informed by Psychic Disturbances": Dealing with the Negative. The Uses of Subjective Experience: A Weekend of Conversations between ANZSJA Analysts and Academics who Work with Jung's Ideas, Sydney: The Australian & New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts.
  • Mimica, J. (2008). Response to Leslie Devereaux "Between You and Me: Reaching for Understanding in Anthropology and Analysis: "Some Phenomenological Psychoanalytic Reflections of Ethnographic Field-research. The Uses of Subjective Experience: A Weekend of Conversations between ANZSJA Analysts and Academics who Work with Jung's Ideas, Sydney: The Australian & New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts.
  • Mimica, J. (2008). Womb=Tomb=House=Body: Yagwoia Experience of Blissful Self-Dissolution. The Uses of Subjective Experience: A Weekend of Conversations between ANZSJA Analysts and Academics who Work with Jung's Ideas, Sydney: The Australian & New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts.

2014

  • Mimica, J. (2014). On academic foucauldian-dramaturgy and modernity in Melanesia. Oceania, 84(1), 53-63. [More Information]

2010

  • Mimica, J. (2010). Flying away like a bird: An instance of severance from the parental abode (Iwolaqamalycaane, Yagwoia, Papua New Guinea). Societe des Oceanistes. Journal, 130-131, 135-146.
  • Mimica, J. (2010). Un/knowing and the practice of ethnography A reflection on some Western cosmo-ontological notions and their anthropological application. Anthropological Theory, 10(3), 203-228. [More Information]

2009

  • Mimica, J. (2009). Phenomenological Psychoanalysis: The Epistemology of Ethnographic Field Research. Social Analysis: international journal of social and cultural practice, 53(2), 40-59.

2008

  • Mimica, J. (2008). Mother's Umbilicus and Father's Spirit: The Dialectics of Selfhood in Yagwoia Transgendered Person. Oceania, 78(2), 168-198.
  • Mimica, J. (2008). Response to Giles Clark "The Active Use of the Analyst's Bodymind as it is Informed by Psychic Disturbances": Dealing with the Negative. The Uses of Subjective Experience: A Weekend of Conversations between ANZSJA Analysts and Academics who Work with Jung's Ideas, Sydney: The Australian & New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts.
  • Mimica, J. (2008). Response to Leslie Devereaux "Between You and Me: Reaching for Understanding in Anthropology and Analysis: "Some Phenomenological Psychoanalytic Reflections of Ethnographic Field-research. The Uses of Subjective Experience: A Weekend of Conversations between ANZSJA Analysts and Academics who Work with Jung's Ideas, Sydney: The Australian & New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts.
  • Mimica, J. (2008). Womb=Tomb=House=Body: Yagwoia Experience of Blissful Self-Dissolution. The Uses of Subjective Experience: A Weekend of Conversations between ANZSJA Analysts and Academics who Work with Jung's Ideas, Sydney: The Australian & New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts.

2007

  • Mimica, J. (2007). Explorations in Psychoanalytic Ethnography. New York: Berghahn Books.

2006

  • Mimica, J. (2006). Descended from the Celestial Rope: From the Father to the Son, and from the Ego to the Cosmic Self. Social Analysis: international journal of social and cultural practice, 50(2), 77-105.
  • Mimica, J. (2006). Dreams, Laki and Mourning: A Psychoanalytic Ethnography of the Yagwoia 'Inner Feminine': Part II: soul and the oneiro-dynamics of luck. Oceania, 76(2), 113-132.
  • Mimica, J. (2006). Dreams, Laki, and Mourning: A Psychoanalytic Ethnography of the Yagwoia 'Inner Feminine' Part I. Oceania, 76(1), 27-60.
  • Mimica, J. (2006). Dreams, Laki, and Mourning: A Psychoanalytic Ethnography of the Yagwoia 'Inner Feminine' Part III: Soul and the Work of Mourning. Oceania, 76(3), 265-284.
  • Mimica, J. (2006). Introduction: Explorations in Psychoanalytic Ethnography. Social Analysis: international journal of social and cultural practice, 50(2), 1-24.

2003

  • Mimica, J. (2003). Out of the depths of Saurian waters: On psycho-bakhtinianism, ethnographic countertransference, and Naven. Anthropological Notebooks, 9(1), 5-47.
  • Mimica, J. (2003). The Death of a Strong, Great, Bad man: An Ethnography of Soul Incorporation. Oceania, 73(4), 260-286.

2001

  • Mimica, J. (2001). A Review from the Field. The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 12(2), 225-237.

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