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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,
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) 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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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