From the Milk River: Spatial and Temporal Processes in Northwest Amazonia

From the Milk River: Spatial and Temporal Processes in Northwest Amazonia

by Christine Hugh-Jones, C. Hugh-Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521358892

ISBN-13: 9780521358897

Pub. Date: 03/28/1988

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Since its first publication in 1979, this book, together with its companion volume, The Palm and the Pleiades by Stephen Hugh-Jones, has become established as 'the most competent and sophisticated ethnography to date of any South American tropical forest people' (The Times Higher Education Supplement). Both are now available for the first time in paperback. The

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Since its first publication in 1979, this book, together with its companion volume, The Palm and the Pleiades by Stephen Hugh-Jones, has become established as 'the most competent and sophisticated ethnography to date of any South American tropical forest people' (The Times Higher Education Supplement). Both are now available for the first time in paperback. The book is an integrated account of a Northwest Amazonian society, which elucidates the structural models that underlie and unify the domains of kinship, religion, politics and economics. These dynamic models are built from a rich corpus of ethnographic data drawn from extensive field research, and are developed in such a way that, as far as possible, they reproduce an Indian theory of society. Besides enhancing anthropological understanding of a fascinating culture area, the book's highly original approach makes it an important contribution to the general theory of social and cultural structures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521358897
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1988
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series, #26
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures, tables and maps; List of myths; Preface; Acknowledgements; Orthography; 1. Introduction; 2. Social structure; 3. The set of specialist roles; 4. Kinship and marriage; 5. The life-cycle; 6. Production and consumption; 7. Concepts of space-time; 8. Conclusion; Appendices; Works cited; Index.

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