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BUT, has a negative side as well: controlled by men songfests about women’s sexuality, things women in
Gebusi society would be beaten if did Cultural Relativity and
Gebusi Issue of male control bothered researchers, conflicted with
their feminist leanings,
culture shock, ethical tensions
p. 19-20: anthropology appreciates cultural diversity and
seeks to understand, not judge other ways of doing things,
thinking about things
BUT: what do we do in the face of real inequality?
How did Gebusi view male control of kogwayay and husbands
beating wives? Colonization and
Gebusi Little known about that area of PNG at time of
Australian govt officials took censuses, brought
trade goods, “pacified”
Gebusi neighbors Bedamini became object of
pacification, left Gebusi alone
IRONY: colonization allowed Gebusi and their
traditions to flourish, seemed “pristine” but this a
result of contact Participant Observation
in The Gebusi Object of study: spirit mediums Bruce took part in spirit séances and other
male gatherings and activities His wife Eileen took part in women’s
activities and spent time with children (less
fun) Adventure Travel vs.
Anthropology Programs like Living with the Kombai
Living (video clip)
(video Journalists, travel writers, adventurers,
travelers Anthropology tries to set itself apart from
these other occupations and pastimes
through the use of research methods and
through its code of ethics
through Characteristics of Culture
made up of learned behaviors involve the use of language,
classification systems and symbols patterned, integrated and shared by
members of a group adaptive and subject to change Characteristics of
Almost every aspect of our lives is layered with learning We learn continuously and throughout life,...
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2014 for the course ANTH 1003 taught by Professor Demovic during the Spring '07 term at LSU.
- Spring '07