Papers, 1980-1985, of an American anthropologist, consisting largely of carbon copies of anthropological field notes. The
notes were originally taken by Bruce Knauft and his wife Eileen when they lived among the Gebusi people of Papua New Guinea
from 1980-1982. The notes include information on social structure, kinship, and culture, with especial emphasis on spiritual
activities of the Gebusi, including transcriptions of audio recordings made at seances. Much of the information gathered
in these notes was used in writing Knauft's 1985 book GOOD COMPANY AND VIOLENCE: SORCERY AND SOCIAL ACTION IN A LOWLAND NEW
GUINEA SOCIETY. The collection is arranged in two series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE and 2) FIELD NOTES.
Bruce M. Knauft is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Emory University in Atlanta. Born on January 25, 1954, Knauft
graduated Magna Cum Laude in anthropology from Yale University in 1976. He received his M.A. in anthropology from the University
of Michigan in 1979, and he earned his PhD. in anthropology from Michigan in 1983.
0.60 linear feet
(2 archives boxes)
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