- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
The Guarani of Paraguay have survived over four centuries of contact with the commercial system, while keeping in tact their traditions of leadership, religion and kinship. This concise ethnography examines how the Guarani have adapted over time, in concert with Paraguay’s subtropical forest system.
The titles in the Cultural Survival Studies in Ethnicity and Change series, edited by David Maybury-Lewis and Theodore Macdonald, Jr. of Cultural Survival, Inc., Harvard University, focus on key issues affecting indigenous and ethnic groups worldwide. Each ethnography builds on introductory material by going further in-depth and allowing students to explore, virtually first-hand, a particular issue and its impact on a culture.
Foreword to the Series
1. The Guaraní of the Forest
Lessons from the Guaraní
Going Into the Field
Overview of the Book
2. Guaraní Social Organization
3. Guaraní Production
Agroforestry as Adaption
Gender and the Division of Labor
Production and Guaraní Autonomy
4. Contemporary Development and Guaraní Communities
Economic Development or Political Expediency?
Economic Development or Ecological Destruction?
Destabilizing Guaraní Society
Dislocating Guaraní Communities
Guaraní Society and Assistance Programs
5. Indigenous Models for Sustainable Development
Applying the Indigenous Model for Resource Use
Economics as if People Mattered