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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Today steel axes are so common that even the uncontacted villages enjoy
relatively new ax heads that get traded into them via the intermediate Yanomamo
villages that link theirs to the mission posts whence most steel tools now come.
My own experience has been that if I had not returned to the Yanomamo, my "
view" of their culture based on 1 5 months in just one village would have been
rather lopsided. There were some 250 or 300 Yanomamo villages when I began
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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