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Bruce Knauft had limited knowledge about rainforest people in Papua New Guinea: These people were wild, became sanctified, and returned to a peaceful form of tradition and Christianity.

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However, Knauft and his wife simply stumbled into an uninhabited swamp. The ending is very touching.

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However, that was just me, and I probably knnauft recommend it to any Anthropology lover. Other editions – View all The Gebusi: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Paperbackpages.


I love gebusk pictures of this book because they are real photos taken by the author himself. Preview — The Gebusi by Bruce M. I loved reading this book. It is very relatable as Knauft is young when he first visits the Gebusi. The narrative style humanizes the people as well as the ethnographic process. No trivia or quizzes yet.

The Gebusi: Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World

What is it like for a native people of the rainforest to confront features of a modern world? I picked this up for an Anthropology class and I enjoyed the book so much that I’ve recommended it to friends.

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 rainforest rather than in bed.

Written specifically for students, this ethnography provides kbauft engaging, real-life account of the transition from a traditional to a modern culture. The Gebusis believed that sickness and disease were caused by sorcery, and accusations were the cause and resolution of tensions and vendettas.

This was a fascinating read. Hebusi trip back illustrated cultural shifts and ideological changes within the Gebusi community influenced by external forces. Buy the selected items together This item: Furthermore, Knauft outlines the prominence of death within the Gebusi culture. Amazing, just truly amazing. I think I would have liked it a lot more if this book was written differently.


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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The Gebusi were a primitive culture, but had a strong foundation between them. Want to Read saving…. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Knauft’s writing style is exceptionally captivating as he tells the life story of such a wonderful culture.

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