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Yanomamo : The Last Days of Eden

Yanomamo : The Last Days of Eden - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0030328190

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ISBN13: 978-0030328190
ISBN10: 0030328195
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 92
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Published: 1992
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Yanomamo : The Last Days of Eden - 4TH 92 edition

ISBN13: 978-0030328190

Napoleon Chagnon

ISBN13: 978-0030328190
ISBN10: 0030328195
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 92
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Published: 1992
International: No
Summary

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.

Author Bio

Chagnon, Napoleon A. : University of California, Santa Barbara

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Doing Fieldwork among the Yanomamo

Vignette
Collecting the Data in the Field
Beyond the Bisaasi-teri and into the Remote Villages

Ch. 2 Cultural Ecology

The Physical Environment
Hunting, Gathering, and Gardening
The Cultural Ecology of Settlement Pattern
New Data from 1990 and 1991 Fieldwork
The Great Protein Debate: Yanomamo Data and Anthropological Theory

Ch. 3 Myth and Cosmos

The Spiritual Environment

Ch. 4 Social Organization and Demography

Daily Social Life
Social Structure
The Demographic Basis of Social Behavior

Ch. 5 Political Alliances, Trading, and Feasting

General Features of Alliances
Trading and Feasting in Alliance Formation
Historical Background to a Particular Feast
The Feast
The Chest-Pounding Duel

Ch. 6 Yanomamo Warfare

Levels of Violence
The Raid and Nomohori
A Specific War
General Comments on Yanomamo Violence

Ch. 7 The Acceleration of Change and Emerging Crises

Gradual versus Catastrophic Change
Variation in Degree and Kind of Contact
The 1987 Brazilian Gold Rush
Kaobawa's Village
Reduction and Concentration of Villages
Age/Sex Distributions and Mortality Patterns
Education and Growing Awareness of the Outside World
Contending Influences and Conflicting Information
Political, Moral, and Philosophical Dilemmas
The Future of the Yanomamo - and All Tribesmen

Glossary
References Cited
Ethnographic Films on the Yanomamo
Index

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