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Exchanging the Past
Faculty Publications
  • Terence E. Hays, Rhode Island College
A Rainforest World of Before and After / Book Review
Document Type
Book Review
Department (Manual Entry)
Dept. of Anthropology
Date of Original Version

In 1980-1982, Bruce Knauft and Eileen Cantrell conducted fieldwork among the Gebusi people of the remote Nomad region of Western Province, Papua New Guinea. Then, "indigenous customs seemed robust as well as profound" (p.13), including one of the highest homocide rates in the world, rooted sorcery accusations derived from spirit medium seances.

Citation Information
Hays, T.E. (2004). [Review of the book Exchanging the Past: A Rainforest World of Before and After by Bruce M. Knauft. Pacific Affairs, 77(1), 159-161.