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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In 1968 and 1971 Chagnon was joined in the field by his film colleague, Timothy
Asch, during which time they shot documentary film that has led to the production
of 21 ethnographic films on the Yanomamo, distributed on a non-profit basis for ...
This edition is particularly important not only for the new information it reveals but
because for the first time an interactive CD-ROM has been developed to go with it
that incorporates films taken by Chagnon and the late Timothy Asch and a ...
It became apparent that a more thorough filming effort would be necessary to
document Yanomamo culture and behavior than what I could accomplish by
myself. Thus, in 1968 I invited an anthropological filmmaker, Timothy Asch, to join
me in ...
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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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