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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One issue in the theoretical debate has to do with the extent to which 'protein' is
the limiting resource par excellence in human cultural adaptations and human
social behavior. My work on the Yanomamo has been caught up in this debate, ...
TABLE 2.2 COMPARATIVE DATA ON ANIMAL PROTEIN CONSUMPTION PER
CAPITA FOR SOME AMAZONIAN TRIBES. In general, the only quantitative data
that exists for Amazonian tribes clearly indicates that they are consuming more ...
The three students initiated their field research, one component of which was the
determination of per capita protein intake per day. I will not go into some of the
darker, unethical, and astonishing events that eventually transpired around this ...
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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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