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作者 Mitchell, William E
書名 The bamboo fire : field work with the New Guinea Wape / William E. Mitchell
出版項 New Brunswick, U.S.A. : Transaction Publishers, 2012
國際標準書號 9781412842556 (pbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  DU740.42 M682 2012    在架上    30530001104280
版本 2nd ed
說明 302 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
附註 Includes bibliographical references
The first sparks -- The search -- A home in the forest -- A time before -- Phases and feelings -- The ballad of Epilo and Pauwis -- The dangerous desire -- Guns, ghosts, and goodness -- Madness and the mother monster -- Flying blind -- High hopes and blighted dreams -- The night of the seven days -- Embers and ashes
"The Wape of New Guinea live in a mountainous tropical forest habitat. They are slash and burn horticulturalists and reside in sedentary villages. Marriage is by bride wealth and polygyny is permitted but rare. The society is egalitarian in terms of male status and, although the society is hierarchical in terms of sex and age differences, both women and the young enjoy higher status than in many other New Guinea societies. While most Wape are nominal Christians, traditional religious beliefs and practices are of major importance. This book concentrates on describing the field work process. It gives the reader a feeling of the reflexive nature of the field work experience; to demonstrate not only how the anthropologist proceeds in her or his work, but to describe the social and psychological context in which that work evolves and how anthropologists respond to it both within oneself and in communication with others. It is not so much a book about the Wape people as it is about how one anthropologist tried to understand them. It integrates the subjective and objective into a common research method."--Publisher's description
主題 Wape (Papua New Guinean people)
Mitchell, William E
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