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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'rules' and 'principles', even if we cannot always say precisely how it is we '
learned' what they were. One such rule, for example, is about 'who you should
marry' . It was difficult for me to get the Yanomamo to state this in some sort of
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 ...
This enabled A's son to marry B's daughter as shown since she was
terminologically his 'father's sister's daughter". A good deal of fighting and conflict
resulted, for it removed A's daughter from the legitimate mate pool of other men.
those who ...
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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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