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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Thus, after nearly a year of intensive effort on genealogies, Yanomamo
demographic patterns and social organization began to make a good deal of
sense to me. Only at this point did the patterns through time begin to emerge in
the data, and I ...
The longer-term patterns that result from the immediate decisions can be
determined only by interviewing scores of old people who can recall all the
gardens they lived in during their lifetimes and the major events that transpired
there. Two of ...
Contact with foreigners at the Salesian Missions in Venezuela is the most likely
explanation of the high mortality patterns in these groups. These mortality
patterns are probably characteristic of what happens when isolated tribesmen
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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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