Trekking Through History The Huaorani of Amazonian Ecuador

ISBN-10: 0231118457

ISBN-13: 9780231118453

Edition: 2002

Authors: Laura M. Rival
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Description: Rival presents a comprehensive academic study of the Huaorani, correcting distorted portrayals of them by journalists, missionaries, environmentalists, and tour guides as 'Ecuador's last savages'.

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Book details

List price: $47.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 6/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Laura Rival is Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Oxford. She has written a number of ethnographic articles and papers on the Huaorani of Ecuador and the Makushi of Guyana. She is the editor of The Social Life of Trees: Anthropological Approaches to Tree Symbolismand the co-editor of Beyond the Visible and the Material: the Amerindianization of Society in the Work of Peter Rivi�re.

Illustrations and Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Note on Orthography
Trekking in Amazonia
Cross-Cultural Generalizations About Amazonian Societies
Amazon Trekkers
The Upper Amazon from Omagua Expansion to Zaparo Collapse
Historiography and Isolationist People
The Presence of Tupian People in the Upper Amazon
The Napo-Curaray Geopolitical Landscape at the Time of Correrias
The Fate of Zaparoan Peoples During the Rubber Era
Recorded Huaorani History
Historical Isolation, Adaptation, and Continuity
The Time and Space of Huaorani Nomadic Isolationism
Knowing, Remembering, and Representing the Past
Primeval Predation and Survival
Anger and Homicide
Warfare, History, and Kinship
From the Victim's Point of View
Harvesting the Forest's Natural Abundance
An Economy of Procurement
Chonta Palm Groves, Fructification, and Forest Bounty
The Giving Environment
Coming Back to the Longhouse
The Longhouse: To Belong and to Reside
The Sharing Economy
Affinal Pairing and Maternal Multiplicity
The Dialectics of Incorporation and Separation
A Gap in the Canopy
Eeme Festivals: Ceremonial Increase and Marriage Alliance
Ahuene: The Tree-Couple
The Human Birds
Birds and Wild Boars
Tying the Knot
Ceremonial Drinking, "Wild" Marriages, and Social Distance
The Asymmetry Between Hosts and Guests
Alliance and Residence: A Comparative Perspective
Schools in the Rain Forest
Schooling, Identity, and Cultural Politics
Legacy of the Summer Institute of Linguistics
We Want Schools to Become Civilized
Civilized Bodies in the Making
Schools as Public Centers of Wealth
Trekking Away from School Villages
The Naturalization of Impersonal Donors
Prey at the Center
Notes
References
Index
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