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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Patrilineal descent defines as members of one group — called a patrilineal
lineage (or, simply, patrilineage) all those individuals who can trace descent
through genealogical connections back to some male ancestor using only the
In this fashion, larger lineages (X and Y in this diagram) are distributed among
several villages (D, E, and C in this diagram). system, would require all men of
the same generation in the same lineage to call each other by 'brother' terms.
levirate: A rule enjoining a man to marry the widow of his dead brother. lineage: A
kinship group comprising people who trace relationships to each other through
either males or females, but not both. If the relationship is traced through males, ...
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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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