Higher Education

The White Man Will Eat You: An Anthropologist Among the Imbonggu of New Guinea, 1st Edition

  • William E. Wormsley Emory University and Georgia State University
  • ISBN-10: 0534440150  |  ISBN-13: 9780534440152
  • 135 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1993
  • © 2002 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $54.00 List Price = $ 71.95



After spending years as an integral part of the Imbonggu community, Wormsley provides special insight into the lives of these people. In this fascinating narrative, readers learn about the Imbonggu’s social structure, political process, leadership, social and economic exchange and obligations, bridewealth, religion and magic – as well as what it is like to be an anthropologist.

Table of Contents

1. If You Had a Mind, You'd Be Out of It.
2. Culture Shock.
3. Am I There Yet?
4. What Do You Do When You Meet a White Man?
5. A Home Away from Home.
6. Mountains at War.
7. Wandering Imbi.
8. What's in a Name?
9. Sexes at War.
10. Take My Daughter, Please!