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Bruce M. Knauft

If you’re kjauft for a new perspective on real people, pick up The Gebusi. The Story of the Last “Black Cargo”. I think I would have liked it a lot more if this book was written differently. Knauft has written an amazingly broad book on one culture.

In other cases, it can be vague in a way typical of academic writing, obscuring specifics behind general language. I actually read the updated copy when the anthropologist went back two more times to visit these people and chronicle their changes.

The Gebusi: Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World

Share your thoughts with other customers. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. For acts that used to be prevalent in their culture they were once again used on this day but more as a mockery. I picked this up for an Anthropology class and I enjoyed the book so much that I’ve recommended it to friends.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. They also proved what it takes to cure a society of violence. In part one, Knauft speaks of the social inequality between men and women and it is quite clear that men have significant power over the women. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Knauft’s writing style is exceptionally captivating as he tells the life story of such a wonderful culture. Part two also continues to discuss the status of women and how their role in society was changing.

Feb 12, Samantha rated it it was ok Shelves: Bruce Knauft had limited knowledge about rainforest people in Papua New Guinea: Jun 20, Lydia rated it liked it Shelves: Friends in the Forest Broader Connections: The Larger Future Broader Connections: Ultimate Splendor Broader Connections: In Search of Surprise Broader Connections: See all 42 reviews.

Sexuality was more fluid with the men — older men had relations with the younger men which was accepted by the wives as long as they did not have affairs with other women.

Knauft details the steps of initiation and the inclusion of women in the process. The second half of the book shows the complete transformation of the people over a very short span on time.

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Where this voyage differed was in the fact that in this fourth edition, Bruce Knauft offers remixed versions of the Gebusi by repeating his travels to Papua New Guinea over the course of about thirty years. He has taught a broad range of students, including many who have gone on to conduct anthropological fieldwork geubsi diverse world areas.

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Bruce M. Knauft

Many times these deaths were so unexplainable that the Gebusi would accuse others of sorcery and witchcraft. This book has a lot of soul. We come back to it over and over in class to illustrate concepts in the primary text.

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. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. 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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It is very relatable as Knauft is young when he first visits the Gebusi. Initiation especially is a main component for the Gebusi when they enter into adulthood, and it is often violent. They converted to various forms of Christianity, sent their children to school, and gave up sorcery inquests and executions entirely.

However, Knauft and his wife simply stumbled into an uninhabited swamp. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? This is my first ethnographic reading and it was very enjoyable.

Apr 17, Calina Benassa rated it liked it. See and discover other items: This story is a great informational text by Bruce Knauft. Bruce describes everything so well that you really feel that you get to know the Gebusi. Spencer Rugen rated it liked it May 29, He would start one side story, then another without finishing the first, go back to the first finish it, and then finish the second.

Rhythms of Survival Broader Connections: And then seeing how “modernization” affected them and really hurt their culture and they entered a plight not unlike many others we see around the world.

This knxuft a very interesting book that was filled with a lot of good information. I loved reading this book. From the beginning we can understand that the Gebusi are a complex people.