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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There was enough for several days, but if we failed to contact the Shamatari, we
would have to ration ourselves carefully. Karina said the village was to the
southeast, indicating the distance as Yanoma- mo always do, by pointing to
where the ...
Karina grabbed my arm and whispered excitedly: "The village is just beyond the
top of this hill!" We crept to the ridge and looked down into the valley below,
where a gigantic, well-kept banana plantation surrounded an extremely large,
An ominous hush fell over the forest ahead: Karina had obviously told them that I
was waiting outside, and they were now pondering what to do. Uncomfortable
recollections flashed through my head, and I recalled some of the tales that ...
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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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