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.
Exchanging the PastFaculty Publications
SubtitleA Rainforest World of Before and After / Book Review
Document TypeBook Review
Department (Manual Entry)Dept. of Anthropology
Date of Original Version4-1-2004
Citation InformationHays, 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.