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I read this book for my anthropology class at school.

The Gebusi: Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World by Bruce M. Knauft

Showing of 42 reviews. Heather rated it liked it Jan 03, Knahft everyone given the opportunity to exonerate themselves via trial by cooking, or only some people? Knauft isn’t too shy to include a scene of a young man propositioning him, so why isn’t this in the book?

Spencer Rugen rated it liked it May 29, The Gebusis believed that sickness and disease were caused by sorcery, and accusations were the cause and resolution of tensions and vendettas. The author doesn’t hold back adn gives a complete unfiltered telling gebus his experience. Amazing, just truly amazing. They study their customs and beliefs while living amongst the people. The Story of the Last “Black Cargo”. Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World: Jul 02, Megan Lucas rated it it was amazing Shelves: Gebuzi it read too much like a textbook yes, i know it is a textbook for it to be very enjoyable for pleasure reading.


This ethnography blew me away. This was a very interesting book that was filled with a lot of good gebsi.

Open Preview See a Problem? This makes his work accessible to students in introductory anthropology classes. Doesn’t this deserve to be in the book, rather than only the “alternative sexual practices” i. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I wish that he had incorporated his wife’s work with the women of the group a lot more than he did. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Some change is better than others. A Toolkit for a Global Age. Furthermore, Knauft outlines the prominence of death within the Gebusi culture. By the late s, Gebusi had converted to Christianity and actively pursued market activity, schooling, government programs, sports leagues, and disco music.

Bruce M. Knauft

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If you’re looking for a new perspective on real people, pick up The Gebusi. Knauft No preview available – In Search of Surprise.

The Gebusi: Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World

It was truly fascinating to read and learn about a culture that was so isolated and had this pristine quality about it. We also learn in part two more on the way sex and marriage has changed over time. Subsistence, Health, and Language 3. One of the most popular anthropological case studies published in the last two decades, the latest edition of The Gebusi incorporates important new fieldwork, bringing ethnographic excellence and a riveting story fully up to date.


Bruce M. Knauft

Voices from a Bangladesh Village. This book vividly portrays the traditions and the changes of Gebusi society and culture. Waveland PressOct 22, – Social Science – pages.

The author did a good job describing the life of the native peoples of New Guinea over a 30 year span. Knauft realized here how the National Independence Day proves that the Gebusi have grown as a culture and are forming their own national identity. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It is interesting to see their dynamic and how they conduct themselves.

Morgan rated it really liked it Mar 18, What is it like for a native people of the rainforest to confront features of a modern world? This book is very well written and while short in length this book is long on interesting Anthropological content. Each picture is in black and white, and shows the different people that he came to learn in his research.

Bruce describes everything so well that you really feel that you get to know the Gebusi.