The Yanomamo

Author: Napoleon A. Chagnon

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111828741

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Based on the author's extensive fieldwork, this classic ethnography, now publishing in a legacy 6th 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. Also included in this legacy edition will be an interview Q&A with the author revealing his own take on his life's work in the context of recent controversy. This interview will cap the legacy edition with rich perspectives from the author, his fieldwork, and the field of anthropology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Ya̦nomamö

the fierce people

Author: Napoleon A. Chagnon

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: 9780030623288

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Havok

How Anglo American Feminism Ruined Society

Author: Rookh Kshatriya

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1481780514

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 282

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Havok represents a piercing critical examination of the contradictions within Anglo-American Feminism.

Advances in Historical Ecology

Author: William L. Balée

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231106335

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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Bridging the divide between social and natural sciences, the contributors to this book use a holistic perspective to explore the relationships between humans and their environment. Exploring short- and long-term local and global change, eighteen specialists in anthropology, geography, history, ethnobiology, and related disciplines present new perspectives on historical ecology. The contributors focus on traditional societies where lands are most at risk from the incursions of complex, state-level societies.


Amazonian Indians from Prehistory to the Present

Anthropological Perspectives

Author: Anna Roosevelt

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816518210

Category: Social Science

Page: 420

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Amazonia has long been a focus of debate about the impact of the tropical rain forest environment on indigenous cultural development. This edited volume draws on the subdisciplines of anthropology to present an integrated perspective of Amazonian studies. The contributors address transformations of native societies as a result of their interaction with Western civilization from initial contact to the present day, demonstrating that the pre- and postcontact characteristics of these societies display differences that until now have been little recognized. CONTENTS Amazonian Anthropology: Strategy for a New Synthesis, Anna C. Roosevelt The Ancient Amerindian Polities of the Amazon, Orinoco and Atlantic Coast: A Preliminary Analysis of Their Passage from Antiquity to Extinction, Neil Lancelot Whitehead The Impact of Conquest on Contemporary Indigenous Peoples of the Guiana Shield: The System of Orinoco Regional Interdependence, Nelly Arvelo-Jiménez and Horacio Biord Social Organization and Political Power in the Amazon Floodplain: The Ethnohistorical Sources, Antonio Porro The Evidence for the Nature of the Process of Indigenous Deculturation and Destabilization in the Amazon Region in the Last 300 Years: Preliminary Data, Adélia Engrácia de Oliveira Health and Demography of Native Amazonians: Historical Perspective and Current Status, Warren M. Hern Diet and Nutritional Status of Amazonian Peoples, Darna L. Dufour Hunting and Fishing in Amazonia: Hold the Answers, What are the Questions?, Stephen Beckerman Homeostasis as a Cultural System: The Jivaro Case, Philippe Descola Farming, Feuding, and Female Status: The Achuara Case, Pita Kelekna Subsistence Strategy, Social Organization, and Warfare in Central Brazil in the Context of European Penetration, Nancy M. Flowers Environmental and Social Implications of Pre- and Post-Contact Situations on Brazilian Indians: The Kayapo and a New Amazonian Synthesis, Darrell Addison Posey Beyond Resistance: A Comparative Study of Utopian Renewal in Amazonia, Michael F. Brown The Eastern Bororo Seen from an Archaeological Perspective, Irmhilde Wüst Genetic Relatedness and Language Distributions in Amazonia, Harriet E. Manelis Klein Language, Culture, and Environment: Tup¡-Guaran¡ Plant Names Over Time, William Balée and Denny Moore Becoming Indian: The Politics of Tukanoan Ethnicity, Jean E. Jackson

Uncivilised Genes

Human evolution and the urban paradox

Author: Gustav Milne

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1781352836

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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In Uncivilised Genes: Human Evolution and the Urban Paradox, Gustav Milne explores how we can reconfigure our lifestyles and urban environments, based on an understanding of our prehistoric past, in order to bring about a richer future for mankind. We evolved as hunter-gatherers over a period of more than three million years: living off the land within small tribal societies in a symbiotic working relationship with nature. Understanding this legacy and how our evolution has determined our social, psychological, nutritional and physiological needs means we can adopt what Milne has termed evolutionary-concordant behaviours: behaviours designed to reconcile the fundamental mismatch between our current urban lifestyles and our ancient biology. Our ancestral diets and lifestyles could hold the secret not only to enhancing our health and happiness but also to combating the prevalence of western lifestyle diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and various types of cancer to name but a few. Milne expertly evaluates these challenges – along with many other issues pertinent to our urban wellbeing – and proposes solutions within our reach, including adaptations to our dietary regimes, lifestyle-embedded activities and school and university curriculums, and a re-engineering of our built environment to better suit our needs. Drawing on what archaeological evidence reveals about Palaeolithic and Mesolithic diets, as well as on anthropological studies of contemporary hunter-gatherer societies, Uncivilised Genes offers timely insights to enhance our collective and individual health and prosperity. It also shines a spotlight on the evolutionary determinants of social behaviour, and looks at how we can bridge the gap between the world we are creating and the un-urbanised, uncivilised world to which we are genetically and psychologically better adapted. This book is not a rejection of modernity. Neither is it a call to reject towns and seek solace in a rural idyll, nor another celebrity-endorsed fad diet or exercise programme. Rather, it is a comprehensive chronicle of the myriad factors that continue to contribute to our societal and personal wellbeing, and a broad-ranging blueprint for a richer future more in tune with our basic physiology, psychology, metabolism and mindset. Essential reading for anyone interested in living a healthier, more evolutionary-concordant life. Contents include: 1. In the Beginning; 2. Genesis; 3. A View of the Garden; 4. A Hunger Game; 5. Food for Thought; 6. Body of Evidence; 7. A Life Less Sedentary; 8. Lost Tribes; 9. Hunter-Gatherer vs. Football-Shopper; 10. Music and Words; 11. Green and Pleasant; 12. Central Park; 13. Old Town; 14. Urban Regeneration; 15. Revelations.

The Bakairí Indians of Brazil

Politics, Ecology, and Change, Second Edition

Author: Debra Picchi

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478609966

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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For over twenty-five years, Debra Picchi has documented how the Bakair Indians have addressed and endured change. This up-close portrayal of how a remarkable indigenous people of Brazil has managed to hold on to many of their traditions after years of contact with mainstream Brazilian culture is written in a down-to-earth, conversational style, yet does not avoid complex issues. The original edition represented one of the first ethnographies on South American Indians to espouse political ecology explicitly as a theoretical orientation. Expanded coverage in the second edition includes material on the theory of political ecology, different methodological approaches used to collect data on populations, the latest archaeological findings taking place in Brazil, how Bakair gender constructs have changed over the last 100 years, and the effects of population increases, mechanized production, and wealth accumulation. Both accessible and rigorous, Picchi packs much information into a slim volume, which serves as a reminder of the value of long-term fieldwork and demonstrates that research is as much about process as it is about product.




Culture Sketches

Case Studies in Anthropology

Author: Holly Peters-Golden

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 252

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Intended to supplement intorductory/cultural anthroplogy courses, this text includes coverage of 13 different cultures. The format for each is basically as follows: a map places the culture in geographical context; a creation myth introduces the culture; a general introduction and history of the people follows; a socio-political analysis and/or an economic analysis is dicussed; and their religious belief-systems are examined.

Yanomami warfare

a political history

Author: R. Brian Ferguson

Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 449

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"Re-evaluation of Yanomamo warfare defends a material motivation hypothesis grounded in an etic behavioral approach. Elaborating a method previously applied to the study of Pacific Northwest warfare patterns, author develops a formal analytic model and ap


Yanomamö

The Last Days of Eden

Author: Napoleon A. Chagnon

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

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Describes an isolated tribe of Indians who live in the rainforests of Brazil and Venezuela, and recounts how the intrusion of gold miners has brought disease, deforestation, and land expropriation



Information and Meaning

Connecting Thinking, Reading, and Writing

Author: N.A

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130995261

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 762

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Based on the premise that difficult material, with adequate support, provides the most enriching experience in the composition classroom, this book offers its readers a challenge and encourages them to think and write critically. KEY TOPICS Unique content features fresh material that is mostly new and has not been anthologized before. For writing inspiration, and anyone who wants to participate in broader cultural conversations about the selections presented here.

Anthropologie in theologischer Perspektive

Author: Wolfhart Pannenberg

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525580231

Category: Social Science

Page: 540

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English summary: Pannenberg is of the opinion that life is inevitably religiously defined. This assumption provides a basis for his description of the human identity. In this context Pannenberg also considers comprehensive topics of cultural anthropology. German description: Diese erste umfassende Anthropologie seit den bedeutenden Darstellungen von Scheler, Plessner, Gehlen und Roth geht von der Beobachtung aus, dass menschliches Leben unentrinnbar religios bestimmt ist, und ordnet von daher eine Fulle wissenschaftlicher Einzelbeobachtungen zu einem klaren und herausfordernden Gesamtentwurf. Ausgehend vom Widerspruch zwischen Weltoffenheit und Ichzentriertheit des Menschen wird die Frage nach seiner Identitat verfolgt. Wolfhart Pannenberg behandelt dabei nicht nur die Probleme der personlichen Identitatsbildung in Selbstbewusstsein, Affektivitat und Gewissen, sondern wendet sich auch den ubergreifenden kulturanthropologischen Themen wie Spiel und Sprache, Institutionenbildung und Geschichtlichkeit zu. V&R macht diesen Klassiker wieder verfugbar.