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Like People You See in a Dream: First Contact in Six Papuan Societies

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  1 review
This book is at once a detailed ethnographic and historical analysis of one of the final modern-day experiences of first-culture contact, a classic example of historical geography, and an extraordinary tale of exploration, imperialist arrogance, blood-shed, suffering, courage, and near disaster. By the 1930's, the interior of the island of New Guinea, protected from outsid ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published January 1st 1991 by Stanford University Press
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Cameo
This was an interesting read about "first contact" scenarios from an Australian government patrol into the southern highlands of Papua New Guinea. It was very academic and dry, which made it hard to want to pick it up, but it did have quite a few fascinating experiences that made it worth while. It was full of a lot of moral dilemmas, which provided good food for thought. It just fascinates me to think about the experience from the natives point of view. The only thing I can think of to compare ...more
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