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From the Milk River : Spatial and Temporal Processes in Northwest Amazonia - Christine Hugh-Jones

From the Milk River

Spatial and Temporal Processes in Northwest Amazonia

Paperback Published: 30th May 1988
ISBN: 9780521358897
Number Of Pages: 328

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Since its first publication in 1979, this book, together with its companion volume, The Palm and the Pleiades by Stephen Hugh-Jones, has become established as 'the most competent and sophisticated ethnography to date of any South American tropical forest people' (The Times Higher Education Supplement). Both are now available for the first time in paperback. The book is an integrated account of a Northwest Amazonian society, which elucidates the structural models that underlie and unify the domains of kinship, religion, politics and economics. These dynamic models are built from a rich corpus of ethnographic data drawn from extensive field research, and are developed in such a way that, as far as possible, they reproduce an Indian theory of society. Besides enhancing anthropological understanding of a fascinating culture area, the book's highly original approach makes it an important contribution to the general theory of social and cultural structures.

Social Structure
The Set of Specialist Roles
Kinship and Marriage
The Life-Cycle
Production and Consumption
Concepts of Space-Time
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ISBN: 9780521358897
ISBN-10: 0521358892
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 30th May 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.48