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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The remarkable thing about the tribe, known as the Yanomamo, is the fact that
they have managed, due to their isolation in a remote corner of Amazonia, to
retain their native patterns of warfare and political integrity without interference
5 / Political Alliances, Trading, and Feasting Yanomamo feasts take place when
one sovereign group entertains the members of another allied group. Feasts are
political events. To be sure, economic and ceremonial implications are also ...
Similarly, Mishimishimabowei-teri had multiple political leaders, but most of them
were members of the same patrilineal descent group, not surprising given the fact
that Matakuwa had so many sons and grandsons. Sibarariwa fissioned away ...
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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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