The Gebusi: Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World Third Edition [Bruce Knauft] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Written specifically for. The Gebusi. Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World. Fourth Edition. Bruce Knauft. One of the most popular anthropological case studies published in the last. In Bruce Knauft’s, The Gebusi: Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World, we gain an inside look into the lives of the Gebusi in the rainforest of northern Australia.

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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. Bruce Knauft has a unique ability to describe a situation in a very accessible way that makes the reader feel that they are right there in the action.

He left the United States in hopes of learning about indigenous people with limited contact to the modern world.

The Gebusi: Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World

Share your thoughts with other customers. But it read too much like a textbook yes, i know it is a textbook for it to be very enjoyable for pleasure reading.

Upon his return inKnauft was greeted by a new Gebusi. They worship spirits, hunter and gather which allows for much leisure timebelieve sorcery is the reason behind adult death.

Bruce Knauft is Samuel C. Friends in the Forest Broader Connections: I love the pictures of this book because they are real photos taken by the author himself. Showing of 42 reviews. I actually read the updated copy when the anthropologist went back two more times to visit these people and chronicle their changes. Third Edition Bruce Knauft No preview available – Watson rated it liked it Dec 03, Cultural norms in Gebusi society were in some ways radically different from western culture, and in other ways mirrored values of tolerance.


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A must read This ethnography blew me away. Spirits, Sex, and Celebration Broader Connections: Spencer Rugen rated it liked it May 29, Who raised the boys after that, and what was the dispute?

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 traditionalism. A large part of the Gebusi culture surrounded sexuality and the initiation of young males.

Rhythms of Survival Broader Connections: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. It is a very humbling read. 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? Of the three books assigned for my anthropology course, The Gebusi was the only one that actually spoke to me. A Toolkit for a Global Age. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Second edition is far better than the first with the addition of today’s changes within the Gebusi. To Gebusi, initiation – or wa kawala – is the bridge to adulthood for the younger generation. But it wasn’t an ideal life: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Esme rated it liked it Aug 16, If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Erica rated it really liked it May 13, Many times these deaths were so unexplainable that the Gebusi would accuse others of sorcery and witchcraft.

Three Decades of Cultural Change. The second half of the book shows the complete transformation of the people over a very short span on time. Instructor’s resource materials available here To obtain a username and password to access these materials, contact comps waveland. In Search of Surprise Broader Connections: 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.


Learn more about Amazon Prime. Written specifically for students, this ethnography provides an engaging, real-life account of the transition from a traditional to a modern culture.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. The several tribes inhabiting the town mocked their own traditional cultures in Independence Day celebrations, and Gebusi practices such as dancing and initiation rites seemed to be dying out as young people attempted knautf embrace the modern world. The Gebusis believed that sickness and disease were caused by sorcery, and accusations were the cause and resolution of tensions and vendettas.

However, the author jumps around a lot and sometimes I found it hard to follow. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World: In the unexpected village, they found the people they were looking for — the extent of their interaction with the outside world had been Australian patrol officers who occasionally came and counted the population for the census. I like the coverage of multiple time periods, and the availability of so much online material.