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Furthermore, Knauft outlines the prominence of death within the Gebusi culture. Many of his friends have passed. Each trip back illustrated cultural shifts and ideological changes within the Gebusi community influenced by external forces.

Knauft does his best to observe and learn about the culture, but his emotional investment leads him to imposing some of his views on the people.

Bruce describes everything so well knuaft you really feel that you get to know the Gebusi. Write a customer review. Nov 07, Adriana Bifulco rated it it was amazing. Amazing, just truly amazing.

Bruce M. Knauft

The young boys he knaugt get initiated into adulthood are now adults with their own lives. This book vividly portrays the traditions and the changes of Gebusi society and culture. Pages with related products. Katherine rated it liked it Aug 05, Holt Elements of Literature: 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.

Nest in the Wind: This is an interesting read if you are into different cultures,ethnicities, practices And then seeing how “modernization” affected them and really hurt their culture and they entered a knaufft not unlike many others we see around the world. Spencer Rugen rated it liked it May 29, Knauft’s descriptive writing allows an exceptional view of their daily lives, it almost seems as the reader grows to know ggebusi Gebusi themselves.


To Gebusi, initiation – or wa kawala – is the bridge to adulthood for the younger generation. Dec 04, Bailey Noel rated it liked it. In regards to marriage, the Gebusi became more flexible than they were when Knauft had previously visited the nation.

Bruce M. Knauft

Absolutely loved this book. Instructor’s resource materials available here To obtain a username and password to access these materials, contact comps waveland. It is really pretty fascinating if you enjoy learning about other cultures. The book was your basic ethnographic account of a fledgling anthropologist making a name for himself. By documenting the unadulterated Gebusi before modernization and globalization seeped in, Knauft was able to help preserve the culture of gebussi 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.

I picked this up for an Anthropology class and I enjoyed the book so much that I’ve recommended it to friends.

Gebusi – Bruce Knauft

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Readers are welcomed into the lives of Papua New Guinea rainforest dwellers to witness a dramatic arc of cultural change and human transformation. However, the author jumps around a lot and sometimes I found it hard to follow. Who raised the boys after that, and what was the dispute? Many pictures included for added clarity. Spirits, Sex, and Celebration Broader Connections: Return to Book Page. It is a very refreshing read, it gives you a chance to see how a group of people live their lives bebusi from modern society.

The Gebusi: Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World

Closer, Closer, Further Away: This ethnography helped me learn how to rid myself of my ethnocentric thinking, and also taught me how to embrace the many differences in how people live all around the world.


He left the United States in hopes of learning about indigenous people with limited contact to the modern world. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Christina rated it liked it Oct 02, Morgan rated it really liked it Mar 18, Cultural norms in Gebusi society were in some ways radically different from western culture, and in other ways mirrored values of tolerance.

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. In the last chapters of the book, Knauft describes his observations of the reversion of Gebusi culture to the. In the Gebusi world there is a belief that any adult death accident, sickness, or suicide was done by a sorcerer and therefore they need vengeance for the death by accusing individuals of sorcery and killing them.

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In Search of Surprise. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. It is well-done and raw documentation of the people. I like the coverage of multiple time periods, and the availability of so much online material. By the late s, Gebusi had converted to Christianity and actively pursued market activity, schooling, knauftt programs, sports leagues, and disco music. Life has change greatly for the Gebusi people as christianity has been introduced to the people along with other modern culture.

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