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 eventually developed a very effective strategy for recovering almost all the
stolen items: I would simply ask a child who took the item and then I would
confiscate that person's hammock when he was not around, giving a spirited
lecture to all ...
My only marks of being human were my red loincloth, my muddy and torn
sneakers, my hammock, and a bow with three skinny arrows. An ominous hush
fell over the forest ahead: Karina had obviously told them that I was waiting
outside, and ...
Most cultivated cotton is used for making hammocks. A continuous strand of spun
cotton yarn is wrapped around two upright posts until the proper width of the
finished hammock is achieved, and then cross-seams are plaited vertically every
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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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