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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TABLE 2.2 COMPARATIVE DATA ON ANIMAL PROTEIN CONSUMPTION PER
CAPITA FOR SOME AMAZONIAN TRIBES. In general, the only quantitative data
that exists for Amazonian tribes clearly indicates that they are consuming more ...
In addition to multifaceted souls, all individuals have an animal counterpart, an '
alter ego', known as the noreshi. It is a dual concept, for the noreshi is not only an
animal that lives in the forest but is likewise an aspect or component of the ...
extent to which the shell and the amorphous animal inside it make much sense
when considered alone and separately. My own view is that the animal inside the
symmetrical shell is not as amorphous as it appears and itself has some ...
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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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