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Yanomamo

ISBN-10: 0030328195

ISBN-13: 9780030328190

Edition: 4th

Authors: Chagnon

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List price: $20.50
Edition: 4th
Publisher: Harcourt College Publishers
Binding: Paperback
Language: English

Foreword
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Acknowledgments
Prologuep. 1
The Killing of Ruwahiwap. 2
Doing Fieldwork among the Yanomamop. 5
Vignettep. 5
Collecting the Data in the Fieldp. 8
Beyond the Bisaasi-teri and into the Remote Villagesp. 31
Cultural Ecologyp. 45
The Physical Environmentp. 45
Hunting, Gathering, and Gardeningp. 60
The Cultural Ecology of Settlement Patternp. 71
New Data from 1990 and 1991 Fieldworkp. 81
The Great Protein Debate: Yanomamo Data and Anthropological Theoryp. 91
Myth and Cosmosp. 99
The Spiritual Environmentp. 99
Social Organization and Demographyp. 121
Daily Social Lifep. 122
Social Structurep. 137
The Demographic Basis of Social Behaviorp. 144
Political Alliances, Trading, and Feastingp. 159
General Features of Alliancesp. 159
Trading and Feasting in Alliance Formationp. 162
Historical Background to a Particular Feastp. 165
The Feastp. 170
The Chest-Pounding Duelp. 178
Yanomamo Warfarep. 185
Levels of Violencep. 185
The Raid and Nomohorip. 189
A Specific Warp. 191
General Comments on Yanomamo Violencep. 204
The Acceleration of Change and Emerging Crisesp. 207
Gradual versus Catastrophic Changep. 207
Variation in Degree and Kind of Contactp. 208
The 1987 Brazilian Gold Rushp. 211
Kaobawa's Villagep. 217
Reduction and Concentration of Villagesp. 222
Age/Sex Distributions and Mortality Patternsp. 228
Education and Growing Awareness of the Outside Worldp. 231
Contending Influences and Conflicting Informationp. 235
Political, Moral, and Philosophical Dilemmasp. 239
The Future of the Yanomamo - and All Tribesmenp. 243
Glossaryp. 247
References Citedp. 249
Ethnographic Films on the Yanomamop. 257
Indexp. 260
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