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Huaorani transformations in twenty-first-century Ecuador : treks into the future of time

Author: Laura M Rival
Publisher: Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book draws on the author's twenty years of field research among the Huaorani of Amazonian Ecuador, offering a unique perspective on the people's culture and society"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura M Rival
ISBN: 9780816501199 081650119X 9780816533718 0816533717
OCLC Number: 929545374
Description: xi, 338 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Among forest beings. 1. Domesticating the landscape, producing crops, and reproducing society in Amazonia ; 2. Naming trees ; 3. Historical ecology in Amazonia --
Part II: In the longhouse. 4. Human birth : hosting a new life ; 5. Living well : Huaorani sensuality and happiness ; 6. Femininity and masculinity in Huaorani land --
Part III: In the midst of enemies. 7. Forests of abundance ; 8. Prey at war ; 9. Inside President Correa's citizen revolution --
Appendix A. Letter to President Correa.
Responsibility: Laura Rival.

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