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The ecology of power : culture, place, and personhood in the Southern Amazon, A.D. 1000-2000

Author: Michael J Heckenberger; Routledge.
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1884 a community of Brazilians was 'discovered' by the Western world. This title examines these indigenous people from the Upper Xingu region, a group who are one of the strongest examples of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Heckenberger; Routledge.
ISBN: 0415945984 9780415945981 0415945992 9780415945998
OCLC Number: 1010876763
Notes: Transferred to tigital printing.
Description: XXV, 404 s. : il. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface Kuikuru Orthography List of Figures List of Tables 1. Introduction Part I: Deep Temporality 2. Culture and History: The Longue Duree 3. The Ancient Regime 4. Colonialism and Ethnogenesis Part II: Power, Place, and Personhood 5. Landscape and Livelihood: Ethos of Settled Life 6. In the Midst of Others: Society, Ritual, and Chiefly Politics 7. The Pedigree of a Contradiction: Body and State in Amazonia 8. Conclusion: Temporality, Perspective, and Personhood in Amazonian Ethnology Notes Bibliography Glossar y of Indigenous Terms Index
Responsibility: Michael J. Heckenberger.

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"This is a first-class volume in which the author provides a complex and much-needed depiction and analysis of Amazonian peoples in the Xingu over the past thousand years."-Neil L. Whitehead, Read more...

 
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