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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In 1972 he moved to the Pennsylvania State University to continue his data
analysis and field research among the Yanomamo, developing a long-term
project funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. National
Institute of ...
The field research on which the original edition of this monograph is based was
provided by the National Institute of Mental Health (1964-1966) when I was a
graduate student in anthropology at the University of Michigan. While I was on
It should be borne in mind, however, that each field situation is in many respects
unique, so that the problems I encountered ... Other anthropologists have also
noted sharp contrasts in the people they study from one field situation to another.
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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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