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.
Results 1-3 of 46
I had been working among three villages of their closest relatives on the
Venezuelan side of the border, so I knew a great deal about them before even
getting there . . . and they knew a lot about me as well. This trip reminded me that
the world ...
I was flabbergasted at the detail and accuracy of what they knew about me. They
knew I had a wife and two children, and the sexes and approximate ages of my
children. They could repeat with incredible accuracy conversations I had had with
To make sure we both knew who I was talking about, I simultaneously showed
each informant a polaroid picture of each person as I whispered the name of that
person into his/her ear and asked 'What do you call so-and-so?' I timed all their ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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
8 other sections not shown