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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They must contain at least 80 to 100 people in order to be able to fission, but they
will sometimes grow much larger, as we will see in the next chapter. Obviously, a
village with 400 people has to be larger than a village with 40 people.
Zone "D" is very much a refugee niche — many groups that have been
thoroughly beaten and victimized by larger villages in the lowlands seem to
retreat to the safety of the mountainous area to avoid further predation. Making a
living in this ...
Many of the recent village moves in the area of Kaobawa's village resulted from
this policy: More and more villages are moving closer to the missions or, factions
of larger villages are splitting away from the main group to do this. As this trend ...
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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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