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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I soon discovered that it was an enormously time-consuming task to maintain my
own body in the manner to which it had grown accustomed in the relatively
antiseptic environment of the northern United States. Either I could be relatively
Groups of Yanomamo could live entirely off the wild foods in their environment,
but such groups would have to be relatively small and chronically migratory.
Indeed, most of the villages in Kaobawa's area periodically go on waiyumo, '
"A" for the low-lying river bottoms immediately adjacent to the large rivers like the
Orinoco or lower reaches of its affluents like the Mavaca and Ocamo; "B" for the
slightly higher but relatively low-lying, relatively flat inland regions that are well ...
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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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