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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Women marry young and therefore begin producing children while young. But
their reproductive lifespan is relatively short — 20 years or so. Men marry later,
begin producing later, but their potential reproductive lifespans are very long.
These young men were, as a consequence, given exciting opportunities to travel
to the territorial capital, to Caracas, and occasionally, to other countries. There,
they would meet our kinds of political leaders, local anthropologists, directors of ...
Second, epidemics usually kill very young children and very old adults. You will
probably be able to detect the dead adults, since they will have had children and
therefore appear as "father" or "mother" of other people who survived. You might
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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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