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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4 / Social Organization and Demography In this chapter I will discuss the daily
social life and social organization of the Yanomamo from several vantages, for
there are, indeed, a number of acceptable and widely used approaches to the ...
It does this clearly and efficiently and enables us to get a good overall picture of
how their social system 'works' in ideal terms. Like Figure 4.8 above, it simplifies
a great deal of otherwise confusing information by ignoring what particular ...
See Illness Sisto (Sixto), 240n Slash-and-burn farming, 70-71 Snakebite, 47-48,
199-200 Social circumscription, 75 Social life anthropological approaches to the
study of, 121-122 child-adult division in, 126-128 daily social life, 5, 122, 137 ...
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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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