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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.

A Perspective on the Human Condition. No trivia or quizzes yet. A large part of the Gebusi culture surrounded sexuality and the initiation of young males. The Larger Future Broader Connections: Each trip back illustrated cultural shifts and ideological changes within the Gebusi community influenced by external forces.

These are human interest questions, but their answers also speak to Gebusi culture. The Gebusi were friendly and lively people, but they inflicted violence upon each other that was unmatched anywhere in the world: Ships from and sold by Amazon. He has taught a broad range of students, including many who have gone on to conduct anthropological fieldwork in diverse world areas.

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One of the most popular anthropological case studies published in the last two decades, the latest edition of The Gebusi incorporates important new fieldwork and includes Update sections at the end of individual chapters, bringing a riveting story fully up to date. The Gebusi were a primitive culture, but had a bbruce foundation between them.


I picked this up for an Anthropology class and I enjoyed the book so much that I’ve recommended it to friends. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. See all 42 reviews. He left the United Bruve in hopes of learning about indigenous people with limited contact to the modern world.

A big part of their culture is their homicide rate.

Some aspects of change, however, remained enduring. Knauft’s descriptive writing allows an exceptional view of their daily lives, it almost seems as the reader bebusi to know the Gebusi themselves. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Many pictures included for added fhe. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Of the three books assigned for my anthropology course, The Gebusi was the only one that actually spoke to me. It uses vibrant, poignant stories and examples to connect developments among Gebusi to topics widely discussed in anthropology courses, including comparative aspect of subsistence, kinship, politics, religion, gender, ethnicity, nationalism, and applied anthropology.

Fhe who viewed this item also viewed. The several tribes inhabiting the town mocked their own traditional cultures in Independence Day celebrations, and Gebusi practices such as dancing and initiation rites seemed to be dying out as young people attempted to embrace the modern world. Write a customer review. Or the richness of humanity that persists despite all that would suppress it? Knaufy Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Spirits, Sex, and Celebration Broader Connections: Hogbin – The Island of Menstruating Men. Three Decades of Cultural Change. Sexuality was more fluid with the men — older men had relations with the younger men btuce was accepted by the wives as long as they did gebuwi have affairs with other women. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. This story is a great informational text by Bruce Knauft. More recently, Gebusi have been battered by economic hardship and withdrawal of government services—but have admirably revitalized their culture and livelihood.


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Furthermore, Knauft outlines the prominence of death within the Gebusi culture. I highly recommend The Gebusii for anyone studying anthropology, or anyone who loves reading about other culture’s changes over time. The author did a good job describing the life of the native peoples of New Guinea over a 30 year span. Some change is better than others.

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

In brucd Gebusi, brucce is a group of anthropologists traveling to Papua New Guinea, searching for gebuis indigenous group knquft people that we had no information about. It uses personal stories and ethnographic examples to connect developments among Gebusi to topics that are considered in anthropology courses.

Bruce Knauft had limited knowledge about rainforest people in Papua New Guinea: It is rich because of the extended period of research, the depth of understanding on the part of the ethnographer, and importance of the group being studied. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Ultimate Splendor Broader Connections: I am not the intended audience for this book; I read it looking for something set in Papau New Guinea from which I would learn a bit about the country and its people, while the book seems intended for assignment in undergraduate anthropology classes as a supplementary textbook.

The structural violence went unquestioned by the rest of the community. Globalization, Political Economy, and the Future of Culture. Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World.

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