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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5 / Political Alliances, Trading, and Feasting Yanomamo feasts take place when
one sovereign group entertains the members of another allied group. Feasts are
political events. To be sure, economic and ceremonial implications are also ...
Thus, the military threat creates a situation in which intervillage alliance is
desirable, but at the same time it spawns an ideology that inhibits the formation of
such alliances. Allies need but cannot really trust each other. Alliances between ...
TRADING AND FEASTING IN ALLIANCE FORMATION Because an ally is not
beyond taking advantage of his weaker partner, especially when the alliance is
just developing, there is very little in the way of natural attraction to encourage the
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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
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