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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Members of Kaobawa's group preferred to remain individuals, which seemed to
be interpreted by the missionaries as collective "laziness." I wanted to buy
Kaobawa's group a boat and motor in 1987, but the missionaries urged me not to
There appears to be two reasons why the larger villages are chronically
fissioning into increasingly smaller sub-groups — at mission locations and in
adjacent regions where the missionaries now visit. One of these reasons is that
warfare is ...
See Missions and missionaries Church/state conflict, 227. See also Missions and
missionaries Clay pots, 48-49, 48, 162-163, 172n Clothing, 5, 37, 47, 68-69, 69n
Club fights, 12, 22, 30, 185-189, 187, 188, 212, 214,243 Cocco, Padre Luis, 64, ...
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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
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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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