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The Gebusi: Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World

It is very relatable as Knauft is young when he first visits the Gebusi. Knauft 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.

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Waveland PressOct 22, – Social Science – pages. Many pictures included for added clarity.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The narrative style humanizes the people as well as the ethnographic process. Coffee, Migration, and Globalization in Honduras. 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 that they do not v The book was khauft basic ethnographic account of a fledgling anthropologist making a name for himself.


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Showing of 42 reviews. 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? See and discover other items: Knauft’s descriptive writing allows an exceptional view of their daily lives, it almost seems as the reader grows to know the Gebusi themselves.

Mar 11, Robert Brown rated it liked it. Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Sixty photos, including twenty in a full-color insert, accentuate Knauft’s absorbing narrative. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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Byhowever, their public services and cash economy had deteriorated, and Gebusi relied increasingly, once again, on indigenous customs and practices. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Each picture is in black and white, and shows the different people that he came to learn in his research.

One of the most popular anthropological case studies published in the last two decades, the latest edition of The Gebusi incorporates important new fieldwork and includes Update sections at the end of individual chapters, bringing a riveting story fully up to date. And bizarrely, he mentions only on his aforementioned website, in a caption to a longhouse diagramthat rigidly separate sleeping areas for men and women mean that sexual relations happened in the rainforest rather than in bed.


Readers are welcomed into the lives of Papua New Guinea rainforest There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Three Decades of Cultural Change Read more Read less.

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Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. 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. Knauft has written an amazingly broad book on one culture. More recently, Gebusi have been battered by economic hardship and withdrawal of government services—but have admirably revitalized their culture and livelihood.

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