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The Gebusis believed that sickness and disease were caused by sorcery, and accusations were the cause and resolution of tensions and vendettas. Of the nruce books assigned for my anthropology course, The Gebusi was the only one that actually spoke to me. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

The Gebusi: Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World

The narrative style humanizes the people as well as the ethnographic process. Open Preview See a Problem?

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


Read more Read less. Knauft has written an amazingly broad book on one culture. The author doesn’t hold back adn gives a complete unfiltered telling of his experience. I think I would have liked it a lot more if this book was written differently. This book was required reading for my college Anthropology class. It is a very humbling read. Paperbackpages.

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A Perspective on the Human Condition. Esme rated knnauft liked it Aug 16, There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Return to Book Page. Preview — The Gebusi by Bruce M.

Every photo has so much meaning This story is a great informational text by Bruce Knauft. However, Knauft and his wife simply stumbled into an uninhabited swamp.

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.

Bruce M. Knauft

Knauft’s writing style is exceptionally captivating as he tells the life story of such a wonderful culture. It is a reflection of my own modern life on to the people of the Gebusi tribe.

Author of seven books and numerous journal articles and chapters, Professor Knauft has written extensively on topics and issues in cultural anthropology. Upon his return knaauftKnauft was greeted by a new Gebusi.


A Concise Introduction Robert L. A required read for cultural anthropology.

Bruce M. Knauft

It is well-done and raw documentation of the people. Knauft’s descriptive writing allows an exceptional view of their daily lives, it almost seems as the reader grows to know the Gebusi themselves. He is aware of his tne fallibility and works to distinguish unique incidents from those typical of the culture.

By documenting the unadulterated Gebusi before modernization and globalization seeped in, Knauft was able to help preserve the culture of a dying rainforest civilization so gevusi they do not vanish completely. This was a very thhe book that was filled with a lot of good information. It is a very refreshing read, it gives you a chance to see how a group of people live their lives away from modern society.

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