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Nov 07, Adriana Bifulco kbauft it it was amazing. No trivia or quizzes yet. I picked this up for an Anthropology class and I enjoyed the book so much that I’ve recommended it to friends. Reading how life was altered by the outside influence is really when the book comes alive.

In one case described, the sorcerer purportedly comes from another village and the searchers lose the trail; is this unusual, or common? Cultural Survival, Development, and Applied Anthropology I loved reading this book.

Bruce M. Knauft

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. 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 to embrace the modern world.

Essentials of American Literature, 5th Course. Part two also continues to discuss the status of women and how their role in society was changing.


Never before have I read about an entire culture so far removed from Western society, then inundated with it, then restored to nearly their original state.

A big part of their culture is their homicide rate.

I used knuaft for a report for my sociology class and everything was well written, easy to find about the Gebusi Tribe. Feb 11, Elysse rated it it was ok Shelves: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Bruce M. Knauft

I think I would have liked it a lot more if this knuft was written differently. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He had initially arrived there in and was now able to view how the ethnographic data he had originally collected had changed over time.

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 Katherine rated it liked it Aug 05, Ultimate Splendor Broader Connections: Account Options Sign in.

Gebusi – Bruce Knauft

Oct 02, Kiara rated it liked it. See all 42 reviews. Three Decades of Cultural Change.

Request Faculty Examination Copy. This book was required reading for my college Anthropology class. Furthermore, Knauft outlines the prominence of death within the Gebusi culture. They converted to various forms of Christianity, sent their knauftt to school, and gave up sorcery inquests and executions entirely. Want to Read saving….

The Gebusi: Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World

The Gebusi was a rich and entertaining ethnography, and I enjoyed learning about people so different from my own.


But it wasn’t an ideal life: It uses personal stories and ethnographic examples to connect developments among Gebusi to topics that are considered in anthropology courses. And despite telling us about their terrible life expectancy in the early 80s, the author has nothing to say about how having and then losing a local medical clinic affected the Gebusi.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate Just over three years of field work and thirty years of experience are included inauft The Gebusi: 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. These are human interest questions, but their answers also speak to Gebusi culture. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I highly recommend The Gebusi for anyone studying anthropology, or anyone who loves reading about other culture’s changes over time. Share your thoughts with other customers. Sustained by traditions, access to land and waterways, and a keen sense of humor and vitality, Gebusi exhibit resilience kanuft dignity amid conditions of continuing uncertainty and change.