Getting to Know Waiwai: An Amazonian Ethnography

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Psychology Press, 1995 - Social Science - 253 pages
Living with the Wayapi, and their charismatic leader Waiwai, is a serious adventure. It is demanding, and can turn dangerous in a moment. The environment is a difficult one, but beautiful and baffling in its richness. And the job of learning about the people is like a journey without end.
Alan Campbell tells the story of these people, and of the time he spent with them, in an imaginative, beautifully written account which looks back from a century into the future to relate a way of life that is being destroyed. In doing so, he addresses important and complex issues in current anthroplogical theory in a way which makes them accessible without sacrificing any of their subtlety.
 

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Contents

TELLING NAMES
1
The Amazon Forest the Old Caledonian Forest
28
In the woods Men hunting Women and manioc
58
Missionaries Government officials An exiled Indian
86
FOUR FIRE AND GIVING
119
REMEMBERING
157
SUBMITTING
185
AIMA
211
REFERENCES
239
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