Tales of the Yanomami: Daily Life in the Venezuelan Forest / Edition 1

Tales of the Yanomami: Daily Life in the Venezuelan Forest / Edition 1

by Jacques Lizot
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521406722

ISBN-13: 9780521406727

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Yanomami Indians, living in the depths of the Venezuelan forest, are one of the most interesting of the world's tribal peoples. Jacques Lizot lived among them for over fifteen years and has written an account which allows them to speak for themselves, in stories told by Yanomami individuals. The tales are revealing in the insights they provide into the Indians'

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The Yanomami Indians, living in the depths of the Venezuelan forest, are one of the most interesting of the world's tribal peoples. Jacques Lizot lived among them for over fifteen years and has written an account which allows them to speak for themselves, in stories told by Yanomami individuals. The tales are revealing in the insights they provide into the Indians' daily experience; their shamanism, magic and sorcery; and conflict and alliance with other villages. The result is a richly evocative and intimate account - illustrated with revealing photographs of the Yanomami's own perceptions of their world - recreating in detail the atmosphere, speech, noises, smells and images of life in the Amazon forest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521406727
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
Canto original Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Timothy Asch; Preface to the English edition; Prologue; Part I. The Great Shelter From Day to Day: 1. Ashes and tears; 2. Love stories; 3. Women's lives; Part II. The Magical Powers: 4. The path of the spirits; 5. Spells; 6. Eaters of souls; Part III. War and Alliance: 7. The hunt; 8. The pact; Appendixes.

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