Cubeo Hehenewa Religious Thought

Cubeo Hehenewa Religious Thought

by Irving Goldman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 023113021X

ISBN-13: 9780231130219

Pub. Date: 04/14/2004

Publisher: Columbia University Press

The societies of the Vaupés region are now among the most documented indigenous cultures of the New World, in part because they are thought to resemble earlier civilizations lost during initial colonial conflict. Here at last is the eagerly awaited publication of a posthumous work by the man widely regarded as the preeminent authority on Vaupés

Overview

The societies of the Vaupés region are now among the most documented indigenous cultures of the New World, in part because they are thought to resemble earlier civilizations lost during initial colonial conflict. Here at last is the eagerly awaited publication of a posthumous work by the man widely regarded as the preeminent authority on Vaupés Amazonian societies. Cubeo Hehénewa Religious Thought will be the definitive account of the religious worldview of a significant Amazonian culture. Cubeo religious thought incorporates ideas about the nature of the cosmos, society, and human life; the individual's orientation to the world; the use of hallucinogenic substances; and a New World metaphysics. This volume was substantially completed before Irving Goldman's death, but Peter Wilson has edited it for publication, providing a thorough introduction to Goldman's work. Stephen Hugh-Jones has contributed an afterword, setting the work in the context of contemporary Vaupés ethnography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231130219
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
04/14/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Editor's AcknowledgmentsEditor's PrefaceEditor's Introduction1. Introduction2. Creation and Emergence3. The Social Order4. Daily Life at Ground Level5. The Cosmic Order6. The Ritual Order7. Death and Mourning8. Shamans, Jaguars, and Thunderers10. GenderAfterword, by Stephen Hugh-JonesGlossaryBibliographyIndex

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