The book is an extended study in English of Amazonian ritual.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series, #24
- Product dimensions:
- 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Table of Contents
List of tables and figures; List of maps and plates; Preface; Orthography; Part I. The Rites in Context: 1. Introduction; 2. The Barasana: land and people; Part II. The Rites Described: 3. Fruit House; 4. He House: the main initiation rite; Part III. Explanation and Analysis: 5. The participants; 6. The flutes and trumpets; 7. The gourd of beeswax; 8. Open and closed: the howler monkey and the sloth; 9. Death and rebirth; 10. The Sun and the Moon; Part IV. Conclusion: 11. Conclusion; Part V. The Myths; Appendixes; Bibliography; Index; Index of names.
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