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Under a watchful eye : self, power, and intimacy in Amazonia

Author: Harry Walker
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2013.
Series: Ethnographic studies in subjectivity, . 9
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the formation of self among the Urarina, an Amazonian people of lowland Peru. Based on detailed ethnography, this title highlights the role of intimate but asymmetrical attachments and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Walker
ISBN: 9780520273597 0520273591 9780520273603 0520273605
OCLC Number: 830001054
Description: x, 239 p. : il., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Prologue: Learning to Stand-Leaned-Together 1. Spaces of Refuge 2. Vital Shields 3. Conceiving the Conjugal Body 4. Mutuality and Autonomy 5. Authority and Solidarity 6. Mastering Subjection Epilogue: An Accompanied Life Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: Ethnographic studies in subjectivity, . 9
Responsibility: Harry Walker.

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"A joy to read, very thoughtful, and well written." American Anthropologist "[Walker] weaves elegantly his ethnography with a number of strands in Amazonian anthropology." Journal of the Royal Read more...

 
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