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The Yanomamo,9780155053274

The Yanomamo

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Edition:
5th
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9780155053274

ISBN10:
0155053272
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/15/1996
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Forward. Preface. The Killing of Ruwahiwa. 1. Doing Fieldwork Among the Yanomamo. 2. Cultural Ecology. 3. Myth and Cosmos. 4. Social Organization and Demography. 5. Political Alliances, Trading and Feasting. 6. Yanomamo Warfare. 7. The Mishmishimobewei-teri Village. 8. The Beginning of Western Acculturation. Glossary. References Cited. Ethnographic Films on the Yanomamo. Index.

Table of Contents

Foreword v
Author's Preface to the Fifth Edition viii
Acknowledgments xiv
Illustrations
xx
Prologue 1(260)
The Killing of Ruwahiwa
2(3)
Doing Fieldwork among the Yanomamo
5(40)
Vignette
5(3)
Collecting the Data in the Field
8(23)
The Longest Day: The First One
10(1)
How Did They Accept You?
11(2)
Life in the Jungle: Oatmeal, peanut Butter, and Bugs
13(6)
Collecting Yanomamo Genealogies and Reproductive Histories
19(3)
Enter Rerebawa: Inmarried Tough Guy
22(3)
Kaobawa: The Bisaasi-teri Headman Volunteers to Help Me
25(6)
Beyond the Bisaasi-teri and into the Remote Villages
31(14)
The Scientific Problem That Emerged
31(14)
Cultural Ecology
45(54)
The Physical Environment
45(15)
Trails and Travel
46(2)
Technology
48(5)
Hallucinogenic Drugs
53(2)
Shelter
55(5)
Hunting, Gathering, and Gardening
60(11)
Wild Foods
60(1)
Vegetable Foods
61(2)
Gardening
63(2)
Other Garden Products
65(5)
Slash-and-Burn Farming
70(1)
The Cultural Ecology of Settlement Pattern
71(10)
Micro Movements of Villages and Gardens
71(3)
Macro Movements of Villages and Gardens
74(6)
Population and Village Dispersal over Time
80(1)
New Data from 1990 and 1991 Fieldwork
81(10)
Bellicose and Refugee Strategies
88(3)
The Great Protein Debate: Yanomamo Data and Anthropological Theory
91(8)
Myth and Cosmos
99(22)
The Spiritual Environment
99(22)
The Cosmos
99(3)
Myths: The Beginning of Time and the No Badabo
102(3)
Jaguar Myths
105(6)
The Twins Omawa and Yoawa
111(1)
The Soul
112(2)
Endocannibalism
114(2)
Shamans and Hekura
116(5)
Social Organization and Demography
121(38)
Daily Social Life
122(15)
Male-Female Division
122(4)
Child-Adult Division
126(2)
Daily Activities
128(5)
Status Differences and Activities
133(4)
Social Structure
137(7)
An `Ideal' Model of Yanomamo Society
140(4)
The Demographic Basis of Social Behavior
144(15)
Polygyny, Genealogical Structures, and Close Kinship
149(3)
Kinship Rules, Reproduction, and Rule Breaking
152(2)
The Decay of the Nuclear Family
154(5)
Political Alliances, Trading, and Feasting
159(26)
General Features of Alliances
159(3)
Trading and Feasting in Alliance Formation
162(3)
Historical Background to a Particular Feast
165(5)
The Feast
170(8)
The Chest-Pounding Duel
178(7)
Yanomamo Warfare
185(22)
Levels of Violence
185(4)
The Raid and Nomohori
189(2)
A Specific War
191(13)
General Comments on Yanomamo Violence
204(3)
Alliance With the Mishimishimabowei-teri
207(20)
Conceptions of the Mishimishimabowei-teri
208(19)
Comparisons of the Two Villages
210(3)
Contact between Bisaasi-teri and Mishimishimabowei-teri
213(2)
Peace Feelers
215(1)
The Social and Heroic Ingredients of Neolithic Peace
216(10)
The Deaths of Moawa and Dedeheiwa
226(1)
The Acceleration of Change in Yanomamoland
227(34)
Gradual versus Catastrophic Change
227(1)
Variation in Degree and Kind of Contact
228(3)
The 1987 Brazilian Gold Rush
231(4)
Massacre at Hashimo-teri
233(2)
Kaobawa's Village
235(19)
Reduction and Concentration of Yanomamo Villages
241(5)
Age/ Sex Distributions and Mortality Patterns
246(5)
Education and Growing Awareness of the Outside World
251(3)
Contending Influences and Conflicting Information
254(7)
Political, Moral and Philosophical Dilemmas
258(3)
Glossary 261(2)
References Cited 263(7)
Ethnographic Films on the Yanomamo 270(3)
Index 273


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