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Waveland PressOct 22, – Social Science – pages. I highly recommend The Gebusi for anyone studying anthropology, or anyone who loves reading about other culture’s changes over time. To Gebusi, initiation – or wa knaurt – is the bridge to adulthood for the younger generation.

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Readers are welcomed into the lives of Papua New Guinea rainforest dwellers to witness a dramatic arc of cultural change and human transformation.

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This makes his work accessible to students in introductory anthropology classes. The second half of the book shows the complete transformation of the people over a very short genusi on time. Customers who bought this item also bought.

He would start one side story, then another without finishing the first, go back to the first finish it, and then finish the second.


Sexuality and Gender 6. This was a very interesting book that was filled with a lot of good information. He left the United States in hopes of learning about indigenous people with limited contact to the modern world. Other editions – View all The Gebusi: Apr 17, Calina Benassa rated it liked it. The precision and pride the elders took in painting and readying the boys was unmatched by any other ceremony they had witnessed; the preparation for the initiation took weeks, but every detail was carefully planned and meticulously orchestrated.

In one case described, the sorcerer purportedly comes from another village and the searchers lose the trail; is this unusual, or common? Preview — The Gebusi by Bruce M.

Oct 02, Kiara rated it liked it. They completed tasks in simple ways, but in the best way they knew how to accomplish them given the bguce and heat they were exposed to due to rainforest conditions and dietary habits.

I loved reading this book. Customers who bought this item also bought. Most days they would bring back the majority of what they brought to the Nomad market, but it they continued to go because it allowed them to have their own place in the cash economy. These people were wild, became sanctified, and returned to a peaceful form of tradition and Christianity.

A required read for cultural anthropology. Lives of Death Broader Connections: Life has change greatly for the Gebusi people as christianity has been introduced to the people along with other modern culture. It geebusi an honest telling of a group of people that were introduced to the rest of the world.


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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This book is gebusii well written and while short in length this book is long on interesting Anthropological content.

It is fascinating material, and the author seems to have made personal friends with many of the Gebusi and to respect them and their culture. Each picture is in black and white, and shows the different people that he came to learn in his research.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate Just over three years of field work and thirty years of experience are included in The Gebusi: Knauft has written an amazingly broad book on one culture. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Jul 02, Megan Lucas rated it it was amazing Shelves: More recently, Gebusi have been battered by economic hardship and withdrawal of government services but have admirably revitalized their culture and livelihood.