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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Where all villages are surrounded by neighbors on all sides, as in Kaobawa's
area, the periodicity of active wars is as follows. First, it is rare for long periods of
tranquility between villages to occur. Several years might pass without shooting ...
All three have relatively high percentages of unokais compared to their neighbors
, and one of them has a very high proportion of abducted females. Projected
studies of uncontacted highland groups that have been there for longer periods
This enables them to act as a unit in military conflicts with their neighbors but
separates the group into smaller units where vsithin-shabono arguments,
conflicts, and fights are greatly reduced. Over time the two groups grow in size
and might ...
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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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