The Yanomamo

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2012 - Social Science - 336 pages
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Based on the author's extensive fieldwork, this classic ethnography, now publishing in a legacy 6th edition, focuses on the Yanomamo. These truly remarkable South American people are one of the few primitive sovereign tribal societies left on earth. This new edition includes events and changes that have occurred since 1992, including a recent trip by the author to the Brazilian Yanomamo in 1995. Also included in this legacy edition will be an interview Q&A with the author revealing his own take on his life's work in the context of recent controversy. This interview will cap the legacy edition with rich perspectives from the author, his fieldwork, and the field of anthropology.
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User Review  - Karin7 - LibraryThing

Note that this is apparently a reprint of a book from the 1960s. The author has since been discredited. I studied this for an anthropology class. Read full review

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I've never really knew much about the Yanomamo before this besides the fact that they lived in circular structures and used hallucinatory drugs. And only that because I had to do a tiny bit of ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
Doing Fieldwork among the Yanomamo
5
Cultural Ecology
45
Myth and Cosmos
101
Social Organization and Demography
123
Political Alliances Trading and Feasting
163
Yanomamo Warfare
189
Alliance with the MishimishimaboweiTeri
211
The Acceleration of Change in Yanomamoland
233
Reflections on the Yanomamo Fieldwork Anthropology
269
Glossary
279
References Cited
281
Ethnographic Films on the Yanomamo
290
Index
294
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