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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Consequently, they urge the inland groups either to move out to a navigable river
or to move to the mission post itself. The policy of the Salesians has been to "
reduce" as many of the widely-separated, isolated Yanomamo villages as they
One of these reasons is that warfare is diminishing and is less and less a worry to
those who live at the mission posts. The Yanomamo at the missions now have
increasing access to shotguns and ammunition, which reduces the probability ...
They said they had persuaded both groups to make very long moves out to the
lower Mavaca and settle at their satellite mission post, Mavakita, reachable in
three to five hours, depending on the kind of motorized boat used. I was unaware
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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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