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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Kaobawa is the headman of his village, meaning that he has somewhat more
responsibility in political dealings with other Yanomamo groups, and very little
control over those who live in his group except when the village is being raided
zuela, 20,000 people, is accurate, then approximately 25% of all living
Yanomamo either live in or recently lived in the ... In fact, when he and his
immediate ancestors lived in that region the group contained people who have
via which the missionaries, and the Yanomamo agents they train, normally travel.
To include these more remote villages into their expanding efforts, they must
either walk into them or send groups of Yanomamo men they have trained into ...
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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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