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Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World. Apr 04, Leah rated it it was amazing Shelves: But it wasn’t an ideal life: The Gebusi are from a small nation called Papua New Guinea and in the first part of the ethnography we start to understand knafut they function in their society. The Gebusi were a primitive culture, but had a strong foundation between them.

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Sustained by traditions, access to land and waterways, and a keen sense of humor and vitality, Gebusi exhibit resilience and dignity amid conditions of continuing uncertainty and change. It offers a good application of basic terms and concepts standard to an introductory course. No trivia or quizzes yet. Essentials of Cultural Anthropology: Katy rated it liked it Dec 14, By documenting the unadulterated Gebusi before modernization and globalization seeped in, Knauft was able to help preserve the culture of a dying rainforest civilization so that they do not v The book was your basic ethnographic account of a fledgling anthropologist making a name for himself.

The narrative style humanizes the people as well as the ethnographic process. Rhythms of Survival Broader Connections: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. English Choose a language for shopping. These are human interest questions, but their answers also speak to Gebusi culture. Oct 02, Kiara rated it liked it.


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And bizarrely, he mentions only on his aforementioned website, in a caption to a longhouse diagramthat rigidly separate sleeping areas for men and women mean that sexual relations happened in the knaufg rather than in bed. Knauft highlights the spirituality of the Gebusi lnauft well in the first part and discusses how the spirit world is linked closely to lives of the Gebusi, particularly during initiation. It is well-done and raw documentation of the people.

He has taught a broad range of students, including many who have gone on to conduct anthropological fieldwork in diverse world areas. It earned three stars for me because it simply wasn’t gebuxi I could love as much as other books I’ve read. These people were wild, became sanctified, and returned to a peaceful form of tradition and Christianity. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

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I admit I cried. Furthermore, Knauft outlines the prominence of death within the Gebusi culture. In Search of Surprise. There are no discussion topics on this book gebusl. Bruce Knauft had limited knowledge about rainforest people in Papua New Guinea: Erica rated it really liked it May 13, They gebksi converted to different denominations of Christianity —Catholic, Evangelical, or Seventh Day Adventist, and they had given up their beliefs in sorcery; their homicide rate was nonexistent after they stopped murdering each other over sorcery accusations The culture continued to be male dominated, but women asserted themselves by becoming sellers at the market.

Sixteen years later Bruce Knauft returns to the jungles and has find that much has changed. They also proved what it takes to cure a society of violence. Revival and Independence Broader Connections: Every photo has so much meaning to it, and the author puts pictures in pages with the story he is describing, so you are able to see exactly what he is referring to.


For acts that used to be gebusii in their culture they were once again used on this day but more as a mockery. Apr 17, Calina Benassa rated it liked it. The Gebusi heavily focus on females and the power of reproduction. What I love most though, was their ability to adapt to the ever changing situations.

Paperbackpages. Byhowever, knaift public services and cash economy had deteriorated, and Gebusi relied increasingly, once again, on indigenous customs and practices. Kinship, Knaugt, and Social Organization 5. Subsistence, Health, and Language 3.

The Gebusi: Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World

Sometimes its information is incomplete, as if the author has made his point and is ready to move on, regardless of whether readers have more questions. Bruce Knauft is Samuel C. And then seeing how “modernization” affected them and really hurt their culture and they entered a plight not unlike many others we see around the world. Feb 11, Elysse rated it it was ok Shelves: One person found this helpful.

Hogbin – The Island of Menstruating Men. No longer were crops grown for the purpose of feeding themselves and their families, but rather for sale at the market by the women.

Absolutely loved this book. Open Preview See a Problem? This was a fascinating read.