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The anthropology of love and anger : the aesthetics of conviviality in Native Amazonia

Author: Joanna Overing; Alan Passes
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Questions the very foundations of western sociological thought. A fascinating work that contains case studies from across South America and discussions on topics such as the efficacy of laughter.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Overing; Alan Passes
ISBN: 0415224179 9780415224178 0415224187 9780415224185
OCLC Number: 923713820
Description: xiv, 305 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Conviviality and the opening up of Amazonian anthropology 1. The first love of a young man: salt and sexual education among the Uitoto Indians of Lowland Columbia juan Alvaro Echeverri 2. Helpless: the affective preconditions of Piro social life Peter Gow 3. The efficacy of laughter: the Iudic side of magic within Amazonian sociality Joanna Overing 4. Compassion, anger and broken hearts: ontology and the role of language in the Miskitu lament Mark Jamieson 5. The value of working and speaking together: a facet of Pa'ikwene (Palikur) conviviality Alan Passes 6. Knowledge and the practice of love and hate among the Enxet of Paraguay Stephen Kidd 7. Anger as a marker of love: the ethic of conviviality among the Yanomami Catherine Ales 8. Homesickness and the Cashinahua self: a reflection of the embodied condition of relatedness Elsje Lagrou 9. 'Though it comes as evil, I embrace it as good': social sensibilities and the transformation of malignant agency among the Muinane Carlos David Londono-Sulkin 10. Pretty vacant: Columbus, conviviality, and New World faces Peter Mason 11. The convivial self and the fear of anger amongst the Airo-Pai of Amazonian Peru Luisa Elvira Belaunde 12. The delicacy of community: on kisagantsi in Matsigenka narrative discourse Dan Rosengren 13. A woman between two men and a man between two women: the production of jealousy and the predation of sociality amongst the Paresi Indians of Mato Grosso (Brazil) Marco Antonio Goncalves 14. 'The more we are together ' Peter Riviere 15. The Sisyphus syndrome, or the struggle for conviviality in native Amazonia Fernando Santos-Granero
Responsibility: edited by Joanna Overing and Alan Passes.

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