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Beyond the Visible and the Material : The Amerincianization of Society in the Work of Peter Riviere - Laura M. Rival

Beyond the Visible and the Material

The Amerincianization of Society in the Work of Peter Riviere

By: Laura M. Rival (Editor), Neil L. Whitehead (Editor)

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Focusing on the anthropological development of Amazonia, this volume explores the legacy of Peter RiviA]re, a recently retired Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Oxford. An international group of leading specialists contributes to the substantial and growing body of Amazonian ethnography, discussing topics that include kinship and genealogy, the village as a unit of ethnographic observation, the human body in political and social processes, and gender relationships as aspects of political cosmological thinking.

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Whitehead does a superb job at showing the complex relationships among history, coloniality, border-transformation, culture, and local knowledge. * Michael A. Uzendoski, Florida State University *

1: Laura Rival and Neil Whitehead: Forty Years of Amazonian Anthropology: The Contribution of Peter Riviere 2: Eduardo Viveiros de Castro: Gut Feelings about Amazonia: Potential Affinity and the Construction of Sociality 3: Anne-Christine Taylor: Wives, Pets, and Affines: Marriage among the Jivaro 4: Laura Rival: Seed and Clone: The Symbolic and Social Signification of Bitter Manioc Cultivation 5: Jean-Pierre Chaumeil: The Blowpipe Indians: Variations on the Theme of Blowpipe and Tube among the Yagua Indians of the Peruvian Amazon 6: Philippe Erikson: Myth and Material Culture: Matis Blowguns, Palm Trees, and Ancestors 7: Kaj Arhem: From Longhouse to Village: Structure and Change in the Colombian Amazon 8: Vanessa Lea: The Composition of Me bengokre (Kayapo) Households in Central Brazil 9: Janet Chernela: Piercing Distinctions: The Making (and Remaking) of Social Contract in the North West Amazon 10: Paul Henley: Inside and Out: Alterity and the Ceremonial Construction of the Person in the Guianas 11: Audrey Butt-Colson: Itoto (Kanaima) as Death and Anti-Structure 12: Neil Whitehead: Kanaima: Shamanism and Ritual Death in the Pakaraima Mountains, Guyana 13: Thomas Griffiths: Finding One's Body: Relationships between Cosmology and Work in North West Amazonia 14: Claire Lorrain: The hierarchy Bias and the Equality Bias: Epistemological Considerations on the Analysis of Gender

ISBN: 9780199244768
ISBN-10: 0199244766
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 1st January 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.3  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.46