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Bruce M. Knauft

Preview — The Gebusi by Bruce M. Part one of the book focuses on the first two years of field work Knauft completes with his wife, Eileen. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Three Decades of Cultural Change. They completed tasks in simple ways, but in the best way they knew how to accomplish them given the disease and heat they were exposed to due to rainforest conditions and dietary habits.

Initiation especially is a main component for the Gebusi when they enter into adulthood, and it is often violent.


We come back to it over and over in class to illustrate concepts in the primary text. They study their customs and beliefs while living amongst the people.

It is a very humbling read. Get to Knnauft Us. Waveland PressOct 22, – Social Science – pages. I actually read the updated copy when the anthropologist went back two more times to visit these people and chronicle their changes.

However, the author jumps around a lot and sometimes I found it hard to follow. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Readers are welcomed into the lives of Papua New Guinea rainforest dwellers to witness a dramatic arc of cultural change and human transformation. The culture had many dark aspects, but it was also bright, colorful, and full of pride. Discover Prime Book Box kauft Kids.

Part one detailed the innerworkings and the framework of Gebusi culture.

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. Amazing, just truly amazing.

In the last kmauft of the book, Knauft describes his observations of the reversion of Gebusi culture to the. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Many pictures included for added clarity.

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In Search of Surprise Broader Connections: The narrative style humanizes the people as well as the ethnographic process. I picked this up for an Anthropology class and I enjoyed the book so much that I’ve recommended it to friends.

Sold by Magicalgiftsnmore and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. This is my first ethnographic reading and it was very enjoyable. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Each trip back illustrated cultural shifts and ideological changes within the Gebusi community influenced by external forces.

Bruce M. Knauft

It is a very refreshing read, it gives you a chance to see how a group of people live their lives away from modern gwbusi. Feb 13, Rebecca rated it it was amazing. The author did a good job describing the life of the native peoples of New Guinea over a 30 year span.

Mar 11, Robert Brown rated it liked it. This book has a lot of soul.