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Michael French Smith

in A Faraway, Familiar Place: An Anthropologist Returns to Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836863
eISBN:
9780824871253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836863.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The author recounts his trip to Kairiru Island and the scorching heat he endured there. He took a leave of absence without pay from his job and headed to Kragur, where he spent May and June of 2008. ... More


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Michael French Smith

in A Faraway, Familiar Place: An Anthropologist Returns to Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836863
eISBN:
9780824871253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836863.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The author discusses the art of wu wei wu—“doing without doing”—and its significance to his anthropological research in Kragur. He first explains why he wanted to go back to Kragur and says he kept a ... More


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