Getting to Know Waiwai: An Amazonian Ethnography
A beautifully written account of time spent with the Wayapi that looks forward to Wayapi survivors one hundred years from now and considers what will be left as the destruction of the Amazon rainforest proceeds.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 imaginitive, beautifully written account that looks forward to Wayapi survivors one hundred years from now and considers what will be left with them as the destruction of the Amazon forest proceeds. 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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