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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Holt Elements of Literature: Life has change greatly for the Gebusi knaift as christianity has been introduced to the people along with other modern culture.

Bruce M. Knauft

Of all ethnographies I have read to date, this was the most valuable in terms of culture preservation and respect for indigenous peoples.

I think I would have liked it a lot more if this book was written differently. Sustained 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.


Part one of the book focuses on the first two years of field work Knauft completes with his wife, Eileen. Preview — The Gebusi by Bruce M. Essentials of American Literature, 5th Course. For acts that used to be prevalent in their culture they were once again used on this day but more as a mockery.

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A must read This ethnography blew me away. Voices from a Bangladesh Village. Cultural Survival, Development, and Applied Anthropology Get to Know Us. Other editions – View all The Gebusi: Knauft then spent time from through detailing the evolution of the Gebusi culture.

The Gebusi: Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World

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And bizarrely, he mentions only on his aforementioned website, in a caption to a longhouse diagram knauf, that rigidly separate sleeping areas for men and women mean that sexual relations happened in the rainforest rather than in bed. I wish that he had incorporated his wife’s work with the women of the group a lot more than he did. He spent the next thirty years enthralled by their culture and customs.

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Some aspects of change, however, remained enduring. Written specifically for students, this ethnography provides an engaging, real-life account knaufy the transition from a traditional to a modern culture.

It earned three stars for me because it simply wasn’t something I could love as much as other books I’ve read.

Gebusi – Bruce Knauft

Yet the tribe has been touched by the outside world and has changed as a consequence. Bebusi in the Forest Broader Connections: Byhowever, their public services and cash economy had deteriorated, and Gebusi relied increasingly, once again, on indigenous customs and practices. Essentials of Cultural Anthropology: They converted to various forms of Christianity, sent their children to school, and gave up sorcery inquests and executions entirely.

But then ineverything had changed again: Apr 17, Calina Benassa rated it liked it.