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Knauft’s descriptive writing allows an exceptional view of brude daily lives, it almost seems as the reader grows to know the Gebusi themselves. Instructor’s resource materials available here To obtain a username and password to access these materials, contact comps waveland. But it read too much like a textbook yes, i know it is a textbook for it to be very enjoyable for pleasure reading.

Spirits, Sex, and Celebration Broader Connections: The Gebusis believed that sickness and disease were caused by sorcery, and accusations were the cause and resolution of tensions and vendettas. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache.

The Gebusi is one of the most popular because of its readability, the fascination of their traditions, and the carefully drawn relevance to our lives. But spirit mediumship had died out, so that despite lingering suspicions of sorcery they were kjauft longer able to conduct inquests, and many of the Gebusi continued to attend Christian services. Some aspects of change, however, remained enduring.


The Gebusi: Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World

Readers are welcomed into the lives of Papua New Guinea rainforest dwellers to witness a dramatic arc of cultural change and human kjauft. A Concise Introduction Robert L.

Rhythms of Survival Broader Connections: Byhowever, their public services and cash economy had deteriorated, and Gebusi relied increasingly, once again, on indigenous customs and practices. The Gebusi was a rich and entertaining ethnography, and I enjoyed learning about people so different from my own. 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.

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.

Knauft highlights the spirituality of the Gebusi as well in the first part and discusses how the spirit world is linked closely to lives of the Gebusi, particularly during initiation. It is rich because of fhe extended period of research, the depth of understanding on the part of the ethnographer, and importance of the group being studied.

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Yebusi is an anthropologist who initially lived with the Gebusi for two years, from toaccompanied by his wife Eileen whether she is also an anthropologist is unclear; though he discusses his feelings about developments among the Gebusi and relationships with individuals among them, this is definitely not a memoir.

Gebsui actually read the updated copy when the anthropologist went back two more times to visit these people and chronicle their changes. Many times these deaths were so unexplainable that the Gebusi would accuse others of sorcery and witchcraft. Please try again later. English Choose a language for shopping. His findings are divided into three sections in teh ethnography; the first about the Gebusi cultural traditions, the second about the invasion of western culture, and the third about the revert to traditionalism.

Cultural Survival, Development, and Applied Anthropology To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. What I love most though, was their ability to adapt to the ever changing situations.

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Gebusu by traditions, access to land and waterways, and a keen sense of humor and vitality, Gebusi exhibit resilience and dignity amid conditions of continuing uncertainty and change. Furthermore, Knauft outlines the prominence of death within the Gebusi culture. Morgan rated it really liked it Mar 18, Feb 13, Rebecca rated it it was amazing.

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