Gebusi Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World

ISBN-10: 007340537X

ISBN-13: 9780073405377

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Bruce M. Knauft

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Written specifically for students, this ethnography provides an engaging, real-life account of the transition from a traditional to a modern culture. It uses vibrant personal stories and ethnographic examples to connect developments among the Gebusi of Papua New Guinea to key topics in cultural anthropology, including comparative features of subsistence, kinship, politics, religion, gender, ethnicity, nationalism, and modern development. In the early 1980s, the Gebusi conducted ritual dances and spirit seances, practiced alternative sexual customs, and endured high rate of violence. By 1998, most Gebusi had converted to Christianity and were actively engaged in market activity, disco music, sports leagues, and school. In 2008, however, public services and the cash economy had deteriorated, and people relied increasingly on their traditional customs and practices.. . This second edition ofThe Gebusivividly portrays both the traditions and the modern challenges of Gebusi society and culture with updated content throughout and surprising new conclusions based on the author's return to the Gebusi in 2008..
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Book details

List price: $52.33
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 3/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

List of Map, Figures, and Photographs
Preface
Entry
Introduction: In Search of Surprise
1980-82
Friends in the Forest
Rhythms of Survival
Lives of Death
Getting Along with Kin and Killers
Spirits, Sex, and Celebration
Ultimate Splendor
1998
Reentry
Yuway's Sacred Decision
Pennies and Peanuts, Rugby and Radios
Mysterious Romance, Marital Choice
Sayu's Dance and After
2008
Gebusi 2008
Conclusion: Twenty-Eight Years amid Worlds of Change
Farewell
List of Persons
Study Questions
Index
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