Don't Make Me Over: Coming of age as an anthropologist in New Guinea

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A memoir in essay form about living and working in Papua New Guinea for 24 years, which is both personal and anthropological. It is about parenting, media influence, social change, gender, sexual antagonism and raising girls in a rapidly changing third world setting. More

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Words: 172,450
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476312422
About Nancy Sullivan

Nancy Sullivan is an anthropologist who has lived and worked in Papua New Guinea for the past 24 years, where she runs a research conculting company with Papua New Guineans. She is married to a Bougainvillean man and has children and grandchildren, along with hundreds of unavoidable relatives. Her degrees come from Princeton, New York University and CUNY, and she has been awarded a Guggenheim, a Fulbright, a Rockefeller, and funding for her work in conservation from The Christensen Fund.

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Review by: Bob Morris on July 17, 2012 :
When it comes to raising kids there are no rules. Nancy Sullivan knows this from first hand experience. And what an experience it is. Raising children from remote Sepik villages in Papua New Guinea has given her a unique and often hilarious perspective about the expectations parents and children have of each other in contemporary society. Her references are deft and as generous as her humor.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

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