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Families of the forest : the Matsigenka indians of the Peruvian Amazon

Author: Allen Willard Johnson
Publisher: Berkeley (Calif.) : University of California Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Deals with the idea of a family level society, discussed and disputed by anthropologists for nearly half a century. This work states that the Matsigenka people of southeastern Peru cannot be  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Willard Johnson
ISBN: 0520232410 9780520232419
OCLC Number: 469957201
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 231-242. Index.
Description: XVII-258 p. : ill. ; 24 cm cm
Contents: List of Illustrations List of Tables Preface Introduction: Among the Matsigenka 1. Setting and History 2. Making a Living 3. Family Life 4. Society and Politics 5. Cosmos Conclusion: A Family Level Society Glossary References Cited Index
Responsibility: Allen Johnson.
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