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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82 Figure 2.17 Elevation diagram 85 Figure 3.1 The Cosmos 100 Table 4.1
Genealogical Specifications 147 Figure 4.5 Diagrams of parallel and cross
relationships 138 Figure 4.7 Patrilineage diagram 142 Figure 4.8 Diagram of
ideal social ...
They enjoyed watching me learn their names and kinship relationships. I naively
assumed that I would get the 'truth' to each question and the best information by
working in public. This set the stage for converting my serious project into an ...
levirate: A rule enjoining a man to marry the widow of his dead brother. lineage: A
kinship group comprising people who trace relationships to each other through
either males or females, but not both. If the relationship is traced through males, ...
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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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