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Of passionate curves and desirable cadences : themes on Waiwai social being

Author: George P Mentore
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Of Passionate Curves and Desirable Cadences reveals the vital cultural interconnections at the heart of a rain-forest Amerindian society. The Waiwai, who live in the remote interior of Guyana and in neighboring Brazil, follow a customary subsistence lifestyle built around swidden agriculture and hunting." "How do the Waiwai experience and think about themselves and their place in the so-called modern world around  Read more...
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Mentore, George P.
Of passionate curves and desirable cadences.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607611985
Online version:
Mentore, George P.
Of passionate curves and desirable cadences.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)609085463
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George P Mentore
ISBN: 080323175X 9780803231757
OCLC Number: 60796010
Description: xiv, 375 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Shepariymo --
From the sutured wound of being --
To the mutability of embodiment --
And toward the body encompassed --
The hidden hazard of generosity --
Grief and shamanic breath --
The archer and his bow --
When the cicadas first sing --
The plaited design of human life --
The Wayamnu sentiment.
Responsibility: George Mentore.
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Describes the relationship between the Waiwai cultural construction of the body, settlement, houses, fields, wildlife, power, knowledge, and gift giving in a variety of contexts and roles. This title  Read more...

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