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It is well-done and raw documentation of the people. Jul 02, Megan Lucas rated it it was amazing Shelves: Add both to Cart Add both to List. A required read for cultural anthropology.

Part one detailed the innerworkings and the framework of Gebusi culture. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Upon returning to Papua New Guinea, Knauf was shocked to see that the Gebusi had moved from their village settlement to close to knnauft Nomad strip.

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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.

I picked this up for an Anthropology class and I enjoyed the book so much that I’ve recommended it to friends. Rhythms of Survival Broader Connections: Please try again later. No trivia or quizzes yet. The author is very receptive to and interactive with the people he’s working with, and he is more focused on telling the stories of actual people that he came to know as friends than flexing his anthropological chops.


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? It is interesting to see their dynamic and how they conduct themselves. In other cases, it can be vague in a way typical of academic writing, obscuring specifics behind general language.

Sociocultural and Religious Change 8. Of the three books assigned for my anthropology course, The Gebusi was the only one that actually spoke to me. 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. I wish that he had incorporated his wife’s work with the women of the group a lot more than he did. Christina rated it liked it Oct 02, See all 42 reviews.

Knauft No preview available – Cultural Survival, Development, and Applied Anthropology One person found this helpful. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The Story of the Last “Black Cargo”. 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.


Knauft details the steps of initiation and the inclusion of women in the process. It is rich because of the extended period of research, the depth of understanding on the part of the ethnographer, and importance of the group being studied. Revival and Independence Broader Connections: Books by Bruce M.

Please try again later. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Nov 07, Adriana Bifulco rated it it was amazing. Three Decades of Cultural Change. He would start one side story, then another without finishing the first, go back to the first finish it, and then finish the second.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Sixty photos, including twenty in a full-color insert, accentuate Knauft’s absorbing narrative.

Bruce M. Knauft

Bruce Knauft had limited knowledge about rainforest people in Papua New Guinea: He left the United States in hopes of learning about indigenous people with limited contact to the modern world. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Ships from and sold by Amazon. More recently, Gebusi have been battered by economic hardship and withdrawal of government services but have admirably revitalized their culture and livelihood. Coffee, Migration, and Globalization in Honduras.

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