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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Thus, they may simply build two separate shabonos located only a few yards
away from each other and live he borarawa, side-by-side. This solution occurs
when it would be hazardous for the larger group to fission and create two small, ...
Even at Boca Mavaca, where Kaoboawa's village is located, the Orinoco
sometimes rises high enough to flood the village for a few days in years when the
rainfall is particularly heavy or concentrated.9 Zone "B" as described above
appears to ...
Most of my field research from 1990 to 1996 was in villages located here. The
Siapa basin, while well drained and generally flat, is at an elevation some 300
meters (about 1 ,000 feet) higher than most of Zone B and possibly because of
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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
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