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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Population and Village Dispersal Over Time The micro and macro movements of
Yanomamo villages distribute the population and the villages thinly over the
landscape. Immediate concerns for warfare and alliances with neighbors fix the ...
Figure 8.3 Age/sex distribution of 797 individuals in eight remote villages studied
in 1991- The villages show a 'normal' population structure not affected by recent
major epidemics. The first cluster includes eight villages with a total (pooled) ...
The total population of these eight smaller villages is 474. The general shape of
the population pyramid is very different from that given in Figure 8.3: There are
comparatively few children, especially in the age category birth to 10 years.
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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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