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

Most knauff 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. Another main component to the first part is when Knauft provides insight about life expectancy for the Gebusi children.

He also provides more ethnographic data in regards to sex, gender, and, spirituality which are consistent topics of discussion throughout the book. The second half of the book shows the complete transformation of the people over a very short span on time.

The Gebusi: Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World by Bruce M. Knauft

Never before have I read about an entire culture so far removed from Western society, then inundated with it, then restored to nearly their original state.

One person found this helpful. But in the book he does mention a couple caught having an illicit affair in a house, so maybe the rainforest sex only applies to those few families who actually live in the longhouse?

Emma rated it liked it Apr 24, They study their customs and beliefs while living amongst the people. This book has a lot of soul.

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology: Mar 11, Robert Brown rated it liked it. Author of seven books and numerous journal articles and chapters, Professor Knauft has written extensively on topics and issues in cultural anthropology.

A large part of the Gebusi culture surrounded sexuality and the initiation of young males. It is well-done and raw documentation of knaufr people.

Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World. The book was your basic ethnographic account of a fledgling anthropologist making a name for himself. I wish that he had incorporated his wife’s work with the women of gebudi group a lot more than he did.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. It is an honest telling of a group of gebuis that were introduced to the rest of the world.

The Gebusi: Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World

This book is very well written and while short in length this book is long on interesting Anthropological content. If you’re looking for a new perspective on real people, pick up The Gebusi.

The Gebusi heavily focus on females and the power of reproduction. Jul 02, Megan Lucas rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book was required reading for my college Anthropology class. Great ethnography and shows a fantastic change of culture in the past and in jnauft world. Revival and Independence Broader Connections: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Bruce M. Knauft

This was a fascinating read. Feb 12, Samantha rated it it was ok Shelves: The author did a good job describing the life of the native peoples of New Guinea over a 30 year span. Selected pages Page Nov 07, Adriana Bifulco rated it it was amazing. This is an interesting read if you are into different cultures,ethnicities, practices However, that was just me, and I probably would recommend it to any Anthropology lover.

In Search of Surprise Broader Connections: I read this book for my anthropology class at school. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Closer, Closer, Further Away: The Gebusi is one of the most popular because of its readability, the fascination of their traditions, and the carefully drawn relevance to our lives.

Bruce M. Knauft

Upon his return inKnauft was greeted by a new Gebusi. Knauft’s descriptive writing allows an exceptional view of their daily lives, it almost seems as the reader grows to gebui the Gebusi themselves. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.