The Xilixana Yanomami of the Amazon

History, Social Structure, and Population Dynamics

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Author: John D. Early,John F. Peters

Publisher: University Press of Florida

ISBN: 9780813017624

Category: Social Science

Page: 323

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"Recapturing details of the group's history and demography back to 1930, the authors describe the fortunes and misfortunes of the Yanomami over a period of nearly seven decades, including 28 years prior to their first contact with the outside world. For each of eight villages, they present a complete demographic profile of fertility, mortality, and migration. They also explain some of the mysteries of Yanomami social structure and offer specific information on both the number and the reasons for the tribe's infanticide, a topic that has received vague treatment in other writing."--Jacket.

Mobility and Migration in Indigenous Amazonia

Contemporary Ethnoecological Perspectives

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Author: Miguel N. Alexiades

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845455637

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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Contrary to ingrained academic and public assumptions, wherein indigenous lowland South American societies are viewed as the product of historical emplacement and spatial stasis, there is widespread evidence to suggest that migration and displacement have been the norm, and not the exception. This original and thought-provoking collection of case studies examines some of the ways in which migration, and the concomitant processes of ecological and social change, have shaped and continue to shape human-environment relations in Amazonia. Drawing on a wide range of historical time frames (from pre-conquest times to the present) and ethnographic contexts, different chapters examine the complex and important links between migration and the classification, management, and domestication of plants and landscapes, as well as the incorporation and transformation of environmental knowledge, practices, ideologies and identities.

Life and Death Matters

Human Rights, Environment, and Social Justice, Second Edition

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Author: Barbara Rose Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131542536X

Category: Social Science

Page: 487

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The first edition of Life and Death Matters was a breakthrough text, centralizing the experiences of those on the front lines of environmental crises and forging new paradigms for understanding how crises emerge and how different groups of actors respond to them. This second edition, fully updated with both expanded and new chapters, once again provides a benchmark for the field and opens important pathways for further research. Authors reassess the state of scholarship and grassroots activism in a new century when social and environmental systems are being reconceptualised within post-9/11 security and biosecurity frameworks, when global warming and resource scarcity are not fears but realities, when global power and politics are being realigned, and when ecocide, ethnocide, and genocide are daily tragedies. This bold new edition of Life and Death Matters will be a widely used textbook and essential reading for students, scholars, and policy makers.

Scoping the Amazon

Image, Icon, and Ethnography

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Author: Stephen Nugent

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315420406

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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The Amazon Indian is an icon that straddles the world between the professional anthropologist and the popular media. Presented alternately as the noble primitive, the savior of the environment, and as a savage, dissolute, cannibalistic half-human, it is an image well worth examining. Stephen Nugent does just that, critiquing the claims of authoritativeness inherent in visual images presented by anthropologists of Amazon life in the early 20th century and comparing them with the images found in popular books, movies, and posters. The book depicts the field of anthropology as its own form of culture industry and contrasts it to other similar industries, past and present. For visual anthropologists, ethnographers, Amazon specialists, and popular culture researchers, Nugent's book will be enlightening, entertaining reading.

A Brief History of Brazil

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Author: Teresa A. Meade

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108214

Category: Brazil

Page: 303

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Only slightly smaller in size than the United States

The evolution of human life history

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Author: Kristen Hawkes,Richard R. Paine

Publisher: James Currey

ISBN: 9780852551707

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 505

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Human beings may share 98 percent of their genetic makeup with their nonhuman primate cousins, but they have distinctive life histories. When and why did these human patterns evolve?

Encyclopedia of the world's minorities

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Author: Carl Skutsch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781579584702

Category: Social Science

Page: 1413

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This study of minorities involves the difficult issues of rights, justice, equality, dignity, identity, autonomy, political liberties, and cultural freedoms. The A-Z Encyclopedia presents the facts, arguments, and areas of contention in over 560 entries in a clear, objective manner. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedia of the World's Minorities website.

Choice

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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Anthropology News

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropological linguistics

Page: N.A

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Life Among the Yanomami

The Story of Change Among the Xilixana on the Mucajai River in Brazil

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Author: John Fred Peters

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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This is a very comprehensive and detailed account of the Yanomami people in Brazil.

BPR

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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Books in Print

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Category: American literature

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