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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Author's Preface to the Fifth Edition To date I have spent 63 months among the
Yanomamo, but recent trips were never longer than two or three months, and
some were for much shorter periods of time. I have returned to the Yanomamo
bowei-teri and Mcjmaribowei-teri. Hardly a week went by during the dry season
without someone, usually small groups of young men, going from one of the
Shamatari villages to Bisaasi-teri or vice versa. Young men can make the trip
easily in ...
He visited me that night and asked me to take the visitors back to their village at
dawn in my canoe, knowing that I had already planned a trip there in a day or so.
After I agreed to accelerate my own plans, he proceeded to give me instructions ...
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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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