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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In a very real sense, this is like saying 'We marry our wives,' for men call their
wives and their female cross-cousins suaboya. Thus, to ask, 'Whom do you marry
?' seems somewhat peculiar to them. They marry their wives, as real people are ...
The marriage of Ego 0067 to his two wives discussed above is represented in
this distribution as 10 different types, not as just two individual marriages, i.e., all
10 are included in Figure 4.12. It is the overall pattern that is of interest here,
Unokais (men who have killed) are more successful at obtaining wives and, as a
consequence, have more offspring than men their own age who are not unokais.
The most plausible explanation for this correlation seems to be that unokais are ...
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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
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