The Xilixana Yanomami of the Amazon: History, Social Structure, and Population Dynamics / Edition 1

The Xilixana Yanomami of the Amazon: History, Social Structure, and Population Dynamics / Edition 1

by John D. Early, John F. Peters
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813017629

ISBN-13: 9780813017624

Pub. Date: 05/28/2000

Publisher: University Press of Florida

The Xilixana Yanomami, an Indian tribe of the northern Amazon Basin in Brazil, has been widely studied as the largest indigenous people to retain a traditional way of life. Breaking new ground, this book presents the most complete account available of the Yanomami before and after their encounter with the modern world.

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The Xilixana Yanomami, an Indian tribe of the northern Amazon Basin in Brazil, has been widely studied as the largest indigenous people to retain a traditional way of life. Breaking new ground, this book presents the most complete account available of the Yanomami before and after their encounter with the modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813017624
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Edition description:
First
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Maps
Preface
Pt. IIntroduction
1The Research3
Pt. IIHistory and Ethnography
2A Historical Survey of the Yanomami19
3The Xilixana on the Mucajai River30
4The Xilixana Village38
5Contact with the National Society52
Pt. IIIMethodology
6Sources and Critical Appraisal of Data for the Years 1959 to 199569
7Reconstruction of the Precontact Population and Critical Evaluation of the Database75
8The Demographic Presentation83
Pt. IVThe Villages
9Village A101
10Village B107
11Village C125
12Village C: Factions and Fission139
13Village D145
14Village E152
15Village F159
16Village G164
17Village H170
Pt. VSynthetic Views
18The Villages Compared177
19The Population Bloc191
Pt. VIUnderstanding the Yanomami
20The Anthropology of the Yanomami225
Pt. VIIThe Brazilian Yanomami in the Planetary Web
21Brazil and the World System241
22The Yanomami in Roraima251
23A Model of Self-Determination275
24Contract and Survival in the Amazon284
25The Future as Seen from the Past and Present300
App.: Correction of Table 9.3 in Previous Volume303
References Cited305
Index of Persons316
Index of Topics318

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