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No Two Ways about It

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/9780824836863.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The author discusses the question of leadership in Kragur. In the 1970s, some villagers blamed many of Kragur's problems on lack of strong, centralized leadership, which they believed were key to the ... More


Meetings and Magic

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/9780824836863.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The author talks about the meetings he had with several knowledgeable men representing different Kragur clans to discuss their ancestry as part of the straksa project, with particular emphasis on the ... More


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