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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Enter Rerebawa: Inmarried Tough Guy I discovered that the old man was lying
quite by accident. A club fight broke out in the village one day, the result of a
dispute over the possession of a woman. She had been promised to a young
man in ...
Kaobawa's village enjoys amicable relationships with Rerebawa's, and it is for
this reason that marriage alliances of the kind represented by Rerebawa's
marriage into Kaobawa's village occur between the two groups. Rerebawa told
me that ...
Rerebawa is perhaps more typical than Kaobawa in the sense that he is
chronically concerned about his personal reputation for aggressiveness and
goes out of his way to be noticed, even if he has to act tough. He gave me a hard
time during ...
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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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