Based on the author's extensive fieldwork, this classic ethnography, now in its fifth 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.
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Jaguar Myths 105 The Twins Omawa and Yoawa Ill The Soul 112
Endocannibalism 114 Shamans and Hekura 116 Chapter 4: Social Organization
and Demography 121 Dailv Social Life 122 Male-Female Division 122 Child-
Adult Division ...
I will describe in this chapter some of the relationships between trade, economic
specialization, historical ties between groups, warfare, and intervillage marriage
exchanges, all of which are intimately connected and interact with each other in ...
Chapter 7 / Alliance With The Mishimishimabowei-teri This chapter returns us to
where the monograph began — the treacherous killing of Ruwahiwa in 1950 and
how this incident dominated the next 20 or so years of the political relationships ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Kassilem - LibraryThing
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
Doing Fieldwork among the Yanomamo
Myth and Cosmos
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