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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These men, it turns out, are brothers of the women you have married, will marry,
or could marry — they are also your male cross-cousins. Similarly, the easily
detected warm relationship of a man to his mother's brother (Figure 4.6) is also ...
or are better able to marry specific kinds of cousins simply because they have
more of them to begin with. Such an exhaustive statistical examination requires
the use of the computer. I did this. I coded all of the genealogical, marital, and ...
Does it come from close cousin 'marriages' that bind descent groups to each
other or from the close 'kinship' ties that cousin marriage produces via the
offspring who are related to members of both groups? While these are fascinating
issues in ...
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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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