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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I used these to fashion a flooring in the bottom of my dugout canoe to keep my
possession out of the water that always seeped into the canoe and sloshed
around. That afternoon I was working with one of my informants in the village.
I turned to Karina, who lay wimpering in the canoe in the most comfortable 'bed' I
could arrange, using my pack and gasoline tanks as props. 'Would you vouch for
him if he said he was a Patanowa-teri?' I asked. He grunted, unenthusiastically ...
It is a kind of 'throw-away' canoe, useful in the kind of circumstance I was
presently in. This plan was laid to rest when they told me that no suitable trees
could be found in the immediate area to make such a trough. They suggested
that since I ...
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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
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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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