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

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813017624
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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. I Introduction
1 The Research 3
Pt. II History and Ethnography
2 A Historical Survey of the Yanomami 19
3 The Xilixana on the Mucajai River 30
4 The Xilixana Village 38
5 Contact with the National Society 52
Pt. III Methodology
6 Sources and Critical Appraisal of Data for the Years 1959 to 1995 69
7 Reconstruction of the Precontact Population and Critical Evaluation of the Database 75
8 The Demographic Presentation 83
Pt. IV The Villages
9 Village A 101
10 Village B 107
11 Village C 125
12 Village C: Factions and Fission 139
13 Village D 145
14 Village E 152
15 Village F 159
16 Village G 164
17 Village H 170
Pt. V Synthetic Views
18 The Villages Compared 177
19 The Population Bloc 191
Pt. VI Understanding the Yanomami
20 The Anthropology of the Yanomami 225
Pt. VII The Brazilian Yanomami in the Planetary Web
21 Brazil and the World System 241
22 The Yanomami in Roraima 251
23 A Model of Self-Determination 275
24 Contract and Survival in the Amazon 284
25 The Future as Seen from the Past and Present 300
App.: Correction of Table 9.3 in Previous Volume 303
References Cited 305
Index of Persons 316
Index of Topics 318
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