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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One fundamental change in biology was the shift away from the argument that
whole populations or species 'adapted' to their food and resource base to the
argument that individuals within the population were the units of adaptation, and
One fascinating dimension of their intellectual world is the extent to which
individuals can manipulate and elaborate on the ideas and themes, but within a
set of limits demanded by orthodoxy and local versions of 'Truth'. Not only can ...
First, the Yanomamo are most reluctant to tell you about recently deceased
individuals, so, unless they have been married or have produced offspring, you
often do not even know they existed. For example, if an 1 8-year-old unmarried
girl dies ...
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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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