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If it were up to me I d get rid of that sexy sell first paragraph about homicide rates and revenge killings That is ancillary to the broader discussion in this ethnography and I hate how publishing companies try to make anthropology interesting by highlighting something scandalous But what would the field be in the popular imagination without titles such as The Life of
Sexual Savages. Twenty Years Savages. Twenty years the Gebusi of the owland Papua New Guinea rainforest had one of the highest homicide rates in the world Bruce M Knauft found then that the
Killings Stemmed From Violent stemmed from violent of suspected sorcerers But by the time he returned in 1998 homicide rates had plummeted and Gebusi had argely disavowed vengeance against sorcerers in .
free read Exchanging the Past A Rainforest World of Before and AfterLobal by which most people mean ateral and homogenizing or making the world McDonalds if you study how people respond to it You come away with mixed feelings of great respect and sadness for Gebusi who according to how Knauft presents
it tell themselves stories about modernity and tradition in a way that helps them press on whentell themselves stories about modernity and tradition in a way that helps them press on when capitalism encroaches upon them but did it I fir. Ed by Christian churches community schoolsand government officials in their attempt to benefit from them a process Knauft terms recessive agency But the Gebusi also respond actively to modernity creating new forms of feasting performance and music that meld traditional practices with Western ones all of which Knauft documents in this fascinating study. ,
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Put It Anthropologists And Artit anthropologists and art have academic recourse to morally justifying why they ook at tons of books with naked people in them Bruce Knauft has one of the better conceptualizations of how modernity is ocalized and of how people interpret and approach rapidly changing situations that don t work to their benefit The point is capitalism is never truly Avor of modern schools discos markets and ChristianityIn this book Knauft explores the Gebusi's encounter with modern institutions and highlights what their experience tells us generally about the interaction between local peoples and global forces As desire for material goods grew peoples and global forces As desire for material goods grew Gebusi Knauft shows that they became accepting of and subordinat. ,