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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A club fight broke out in the village one day, the result of a dispute over the
possession of a woman. She had been promised to a young man in the village, a
man named Rerebawa, who was particularly aggressive. He had married into ...
The most innocuous form of fighting is the chest-pounding duel described in the
last chapter (Figure 5.6). ... Most of the club fights result from arguments over
women, but a few of them develop out of disputes associated with food theft.
Club fighting is more frequent in large villages, primarily because there are more
opportunities for men to establish clandestine sexual liaisons without getting
caught at it. Most affairs are, however, eventually discovered. The larger 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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