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Unformatted text preview: ive 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, Issue conflicted with their feminist leanings, culture shock, ethical tensions culture p. 19-20: anthropology appreciates cultural diversity p. and seeks to understand, not judge other ways of doing things, thinking about things doing BUT: what do we do in the face of real inequality? How did Gebusi view male control of kogwayay and How husbands beating wives? Colonization and Gebusi Little known about that area of PNG at time of research 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) Next time Will discuss in more detail what culture is Will discuss Spradley and Mann “How to Ask for a Drink”...
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