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Sixteen years later, he found them participating in market activity, schooling, government programs, and sports; performing their own popular music; and practicing Christianity. Esme rated it liked it Aug 16, He was able to observe various changes to the community such as the introduction of steel tools, market goods, pacification between communities, established government, and a generally higher grooming standard among males Voices from a Bangladesh Village.
Bruce Knauft had limited knowledge about rainforest people in Papua New Guinea: Spencer Rugen rated it liked it May 29, Get to Know Us. Or the richness of humanity that persists despite all that would suppress it? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Gebusi were friendly and lively people, but they inflicted violence upon each other that was unmatched anywhere in the world: Pages with related products.
I used this for a report for my sociology class and everything was well written, easy to find about the Gebusi Tribe. Katherine rated it liked it Aug 05, There’s a problem loading this menu right now.
Return to Book Page. What I love most though, was their ability to adapt to the ever changing situations. This book vividly portrays the traditions and the changes of Gebusi society and culture.
The Gebusi are from a small nation called Papua New Guinea and in the first part of the ethnography we start to understand how they function in their society. The ending is very touching. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? He left the United States in hopes of learning about indigenous people with limited contact to the modern world. Katarina Schultz rated it really liked it Apr 25, By the late s, Gebusi had converted to Christianity and actively pursued market activity, schooling, government programs, sports leagues, and disco music.
Another main component to the first part is when Knauft provides insight about life expectancy for the Gebusi children. One of the most popular anthropological case studies published in the last two decades, the latest edition of The Gebusi incorporates important new fieldwork and includes Update sections at the end of individual chapters, bringing a riveting story fully up to date.
This book was required reading for my college Anthropology class. Knauft’s descriptive writing allows an exceptional kbauft of their daily lives, it almost seems as the reader grows to know the Gebusi themselves.
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This was a fascinating read. Amazing, just truly amazing. His findings are divided into three sections in his ethnography; the first about the Gebusi cultural traditions, the second about the invasion of western culture, and the third about the revert to knaufr.
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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Part one detailed the innerworkings and the framework of Gebusi culture. 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. Watson rated it liked it Dec 03, No longer were crops grown for the purpose of feeding themselves and their families, but rather for sale at the market by the women.
I think I would have liked it a lot gebuai if this book was written differently.
I read this book for my anthropology class at school. Feb 13, Rebecca rated it it was amazing. Sometimes its information is incomplete, as if the author has made his point and is ready to move on, regardless of whether readers have more questions. Who raised the boys after that, and what was the dispute?
These people were wild, became sanctified, and returned to a peaceful form of tradition and Christianity. Knautf loved this book. Katy rated it liked it Dec 14, Waveland PressOct 22, – Social Science – pages. The Gebusi were a primitive culture, but had a strong foundation between them. Essentials of Cultural Anthropology: Initiation especially is a main component for the Gebusi when they enter into adulthood, and it is often violent.
I loved reading this book. Each trip back illustrated cultural shifts and ideological changes within the Gebusi community gebui by external forces.