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Women in Kararau

dc.contributor.authorHauser-Schäublin, Brigitta
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-12T12:02:54Z
dc.date.available2019-12-12T12:02:54Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.17875/gup2019-1206
dc.format.extent392
dc.format.mediumPrint
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGöttinger Reihe zur Ethnologie - Göttingen Series in Social and Cultural Anthropology
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.de
dc.subject.ddc300
dc.subject.otherOAPEN
dc.titleWomen in Kararau
dc.title.alternativeGendered Lives, Works, and Knowledge in a Middle Sepik Village, Papua New Guinea
dc.typemonograph
dc.price.print43,00
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:gbv:7-isbn-978-3-86395-422-2-4
dc.description.printSoftcover, 17x24
dc.subject.divisionpeerReviewed
dc.relation.isbn-13978-3-86395-422-2
dc.identifier.articlenumber8102003
dc.identifier.internisbn-978-3-86395-422-2
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume016
dc.type.subtypethesis
dc.subject.bisacSOC002010
dc.subject.vlb750
dc.subject.bicJ
dc.description.abstractengThe book offers a glimpse back in time to a Middle Sepik society, the Iatmul, first investigated by the anthropologist Gregory Bateson in the late 1920s while the feminist anthropologist Margaret Mead worked on sex roles among the neighbouring Tchambuli (Chambri) people. The author lived in the Iatmul village of Kararau in 1972/3 where she studied women’s lives, works, and knowledge in detail. She revisited the Sepik in 2015 and 2017. The book, the translation of a 1977 publication in German, is complemented by two chapters dealing with the life of the Iatmul in the 2010s. It presents rich quantitative and qualitative data on subsistence economy, marriage, and women’s knowledge concerning myths and rituals. Besides, life histories and in-depth interviews convey deep insights into women’s experiences and feelings, especially regarding their varied relationships with men in the early 1970s. Since then, Iatmul culture has changed in many respects, especially as far as the economy, religion, knowledge, and the relationship between men and women are concerned. In her afterword, the anthropologist Christiane Falck highlights some of the major topics raised in the book from a 2018 perspective, based on her own fieldwork which she commenced in 2012. Thus, the book provides the reader with detailed information about gendered lives in this riverine village of the 1970s and an understanding of the cultural processes and dynamics that have taken place since.
dc.subject.engPapua New Guinea
dc.subject.engwomen
dc.subject.engsociety
dc.subject.engMiddle Sepik
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dc.intern.doi10.17875/gup2019-1206
dc.identifier.purlhttp://resolver.sub.uni-goettingen.de/purl?univerlag-isbn-978-3-86395-422-2
dc.format.chapters17


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