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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Illustrations Photos Bahimi, wife of Basaasi-teri headman 6 Kaobawa, headman
of Upper Bisaasi-teri 8 Visitors dancing around the shabono 9 Yanomamo man
with monkey-tail headband 12 Rerebawa, one of the author's closest friends 23 ...
Valero, a Brazilian woman who was captured as a child by a Yanomamo raiding
party, was married for many years to a Yanomamo headman before she
discovered what his name was (Biocca, 1970; Valero, 1984). The sanctions
behind the ...
I was usually cautioned by one of the men to desist from saying any more names
lest I get people 'angry'.7 Kaobawa: The Bisaasi-teri Headman Volunteers to
Help Me I had been working on the genealogies for nearly a year when 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
Myth and Cosmos
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