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Absolutely loved this book. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Sexuality and Gender 6. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The Gebusi is one of the most popular because of its readability, the fascination of their traditions, and the carefully drawn relevance to our lives. He spent the next thirty years enthralled by their culture and customs.

I highly recommend The Gebusi for anyone studying anthropology, or anyone who loves reading about other culture’s changes over time. Subsistence, Health, and Language 3. 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.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. How common is this, as opposed to public or formal executions? This book was assigned to me by my Anthropology professor. Readers are welcomed into the lives of Papua New Guinea rainforest dwellers to witness a dramatic arc of cultural change and human transformation.

It is well-done and raw documentation of the people. This book was assigned to me by my Anthropology professor. Never before have I read about an entire culture so far removed from Western society, then inundated with it, then restored to nearly their original state. Of the three books assigned for my anthropology course, The Gebusi was the only one that actually spoke to me.

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In the Gebusi, there is a group of anthropologists traveling to Papua New Guinea, searching for an indigenous group of people that we had no information about. Erica rated it really liked it May 13, It offers a good application of basic terms and concepts standard to an introductory course. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

But it read too much like a textbook yes, i know it is a textbook for it to be very enjoyable for pleasure reading. The Gebusis believed that sickness and disease were caused by sorcery, and accusations were the cause and resolution of tensions and vendettas. I picked this up for an Anthropology class and I enjoyed the book so much that I’ve recommended it to friends.

Knauft dedicated years of his life to studying this small community in the forests of Papua New Guinea. Sixty photos, including twenty in a full-color insert, accentuate Knauft’s absorbing narrative. But in the book he does mention a couple caught having an illicit affair in a house, so maybe the rainforest sex only applies to those few families who actually live in the longhouse?

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But spirit mediumship had died out, so that despite lingering suspicions of sorcery they were no longer able to conduct inquests, and many of the Gebusi continued to attend Christian services. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? No longer were crops grown for the purpose of feeding themselves and their families, but rather for sale at the market by the women. A required read for cultural anthropology. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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Essentials of Cultural Anthropology: What is it like for a native people of the rainforest to confront features of a modern world? Of all ethnographies I have read to date, this was the most valuable in terms of culture preservation and respect for indigenous peoples. 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.

This is an interesting read if you are into different cultures,ethnicities, practices A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. This is an interesting read if you are into different cultures,ethnicities, practices Just over three years of tge work and thirty years of experience are included in The Gebusi: Please try again later. Glad to find the book on Amazon!

The Gebusi: Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World

User Knsuft – Flag as inappropriate Just over three years of field work and thirty years of experience are included in The Gebusi: And despite telling us about their terrible life expectancy in the early 80s, the author has nothing to say about how having and then losing a local medical clinic affected the Gebusi. If you’re looking for a new perspective on real people, pick up The Gebusi. Readers are welcomed into the lives of Papua New Guinea rainforest dwellers to witness a dramatic arc of cultural change kknauft human transformation.

By the late s, Gebusi had converted to Christianity and actively pursued market activity, schooling, knuft programs, sports leagues, and disco music. This was a fascinating read.