Transcript of Shakespeare en la selva. Shakespeare en la selva. Laura Bohannan Antropóloga doctorada en la Universidad de Oxford en Full transcript. Laura Bohannan ( – ), cuyo nombre de soltera era Laura Marie Altman Smith fue una Es muy conocido su artículo publicado en en la revista Natural History titulado Shakespeare in the bush (Shakespeare en la selva en las. Shakespeare en la selva Books by Laura Bohannan.

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Departments Features Samplings Nature. Plenty of witch doctors and inter-village drama. Lists with This Book. May 26, Dane O’Leary rated it liked it Shelves: I had followed science out here, as one follows a will-o’-the-wisp, seeing only what beckoned from the distance, paying no heed to the earth that I spurned beneath my laurs, seeing naught about me.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I won’t give it one star because I reserve that for the worst of the worst and, regardless of my personal opinion, this book obviously has a lot of historical and anthropological importance, but I found very little to actually enjoy in it. Similarly to Nigel Barley in his account, who uses one shaman 19s honor against another and finds out about witchcraft from a child, she 1Cuses 1D both cunningness and luck in her quest to find out more.

It was an omen sent by a witch. Anyone who has lived in a very foreign culture will enjoy this book. Quotes from Return to Laughte People flee everywhere, one from another.

Lists with This Book. She does so masterfully, crafting words and arguments of witchcraft against him 13 her knowledge of their language and culture is shown to have given her power within it.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Apr 11, Eileen rated it liked it Shelves: People bohhannan to assume that women won’t approve of polygyny, but the Tiv women argue the advantages to the women, which are often ignored.


Jul 30, Sandy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This books is filed with the likes of “Rainbow’s End: While ethnography is more accessible, there are questions about its ethics.

Shakespeare Na Selva – Laura Bohannan

This book does this in droves and I can only hope that the theater I produce and participate in will have the effect on the audiences that need it. Return to Laughter is compulsively readable, endlessly entertaining, never patronizing, sometimes heartbreaking.

She makes friends among the tribes people, children and women. The book follows her 1Cadventure 1D from the very beginning 13 her arrival among the tribe. Apr 15, Nancy rated it it was amazing.

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Mar 07, Ken rated it really liked it. Feb 02, Mia rated it really liked it. I think she also has a more ethnocentric mindset than she believes she does, and this comes out in ugly ways several times. Primarily, however, it is a classic story of the outsider caught up and deeply, personally involved in an alien culture – “the first introspective account ever published of what it’s like to be a field worker among a primitive people.

Open Preview See a Problem? Regardless, I understand why this is of value to anthropology students, though I fin one of the most insufferable reading experiences of my life. It remains with me to this day and shapes how I read newer anthropology memoirs or novels. Personal letters for the few who had relatives in the government or mission stations were kept until someone went to a large market where there was a letter writer and reader.

The tribe I have described here does exist. The women brewed beer from maize and millet. This book was definitely a labor of love. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He was, after all, a very English poet, and one can easily misinterpret the universal by misunderstanding the particular.


As she comes back, smallpox gone, a great storytelling event takes place to welcome her, and she sits and wonders at this marvelous people, the way they take on life, at 1Cclose quarters with tragedy 1D, how they 1Clive with their own failure and yet laugh 1D.

In the book, we find her struggling against a deteriorating sense of cultural superiority that arises as she confronts and is forced to concede, both privately and publicly, her own ignorance and “stupidity” in a culturally “alien” world. This importance of fidelity to one’s own culture and one’s own standards is mutual. Nothing is ever chance — witches cause death and illness, which means the person deemed the malicious witch must suffer consequences. Although the book was slow at times, I sha,espeare enjoyed Bowen’s insight to the world of pre-American Africa.

Shakespeare in the Bush

On one hand, I kind of admire and respect Bohannan for being willing to portray herself as so stubborn and self-centered and spoiled by privilege. A vivid and dramatic account of the profound change experienced by an American anthropologist in her first year as an intimate of a primitive bush tribe in Africa, lauda provides deep insights into the indigenous culture of West Africa, the subtle web of tribal life, the power of the institution of witchcraft.

Jan 22, Philippe rated it shakesepare liked it.