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Tales of the Yanomami : daily life in the Venezuelan forest

Author: Jacques Lizot
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Series: Cambridge studies in social anthropology, no. 55.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Yanomami Indians of the Venezuelan Forest are to some extent known already to the outside world through the books that have been written, and the films that have been made about them. In this book, Jacques Lizot allows the Indians to speak for themselves. The result is a rich, evocative and intimate account of the way in which they perceive, and feel about, their world. Presented in the form of stories told by  Read more...
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Named Person: Anthologie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Lizot
ISBN: 0521300169 9780521300162 0521314518 9780521314510
OCLC Number: 11443214
Notes: Translation of: Le cercle des feux.
Description: xv, 201 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in social anthropology, no. 55.
Other Titles: Cercle des feux.
Responsibility: Jacques Lizot ; translated by Ernest Simon.
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"The Yanomami Indians of the Venezuelan Forest are to some extent known already to the outside world through the books that have been written, and the films that have been made about them. In this book, Jacques Lizot allows the Indians to speak for themselves. The result is a rich, evocative and intimate account of the way in which they perceive, and feel about, their world. Presented in the form of stories told by a few key Yanomami individuals, the book offers little analysis, but instead leaves it to the reader to develop his or her own interpretations. It will be valuable for teachers and students of anthropology, both for the new and well-documented ethnographic material it contains, as well as for its alternative approach to writing ethnography. It is also unique in the way in which it conveys the atmosphere, talk, noise, smells, images, and flavour of Amazonia and its Indians, and it will therefore appeal to any reader interested in the world's contemporary non-industrial peoples"--Publisher description.

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