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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Sometimes the fires are placed around the large, fallen timbers, which dries them
out and makes them easier to split into firewood, the collection of which is almost
entirely the woman's task and the quantities of which are staggering. I had not ...
rapidly. Thereafter, the women must forage further afield to collect the daily
supply of firewood, sometimes traveling several miles each day to obtain it. It is a
lucky woman who owns an ax, for collecting wood is a tedious job without a steel
Firewood, 1974, 10 min. Yanomamo women spend several hours each day
collecting firewood and maintaining the family fire. The irksomeness of chopping
and carrying firewood is shown as a woman strenuously brings home the daily ...
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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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