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The Bakair Indians Of Brazil

Author : Debra Picchi
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173026448231
Genre : Social Science
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"For over twenty-five years, Debra Picchi has documented how the Bakairi Indians have addressed and endured change. This up-close portrayal of how a remarkable indigenous people of Brazil has managed to hold on to many of their traditions after years of contact with mainstream Brazilian culture is written in a down-to-earth, conversational style, yet does not avoid complex issues. The original edition represented one of the first ehnographies on South American Indians to espouse political ecology explicitly as a theoretical orientation."--BOOK JACKET.

Encyclopedia Of Sex And Gender

Author : Carol R. Ember
ISBN : 9780306477706
Genre : Social Science
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The central aim of this encyclopedia is to give the reader a comparative perspective on issues involving conceptions of gender, gender differences, gender roles, relationships between the genders, and sexuality. The encyclopedia is divided into two volumes: Topics and Cultures. The combination of topical overviews and varying cultural portraits is what makes this encyclopedia a unique reference work for students, researchers and teachers interested in gender studies and cross-cultural variation in sex and gender. It deserves a place in the library of every university and every social science and health department. Contents:- Glossary. Cultural Conceptions of Gender. Gender Roles, Status, and Institutions. Sexuality and Male-Female Interaction. Sex and Gender in the World's Cultures. Culture Name Index. Subject Index.

Handbook Of Latin American Studies Vol 61

Author : Lawrence Boudon
ISBN : 029271257X
Genre : Social Science
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"The one source that sets reference collections on Latin American studies apart from all other geographic areas of the world.... The Handbook has provided scholars interested in Latin America with a bibliographical source of a quality unavailable to scholars in most other branches of area studies." —Latin American Research Review Beginning with volume 41 (1979), the University of Texas Press became the publisher of the Handbook of Latin American Studies, the most comprehensive annual bibliography in the field. Compiled by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress and annotated by a corps of more than 140 specialists in various disciplines, the Handbook alternates from year to year between social sciences and humanities. The Handbook annotates works on Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the Guianas, Spanish South America, and Brazil, as well as materials covering Latin America as a whole. Most of the subsections are preceded by introductory essays that serve as biannual evaluations of the literature and research under way in specialized areas. The Handbook of Latin American Studies is the oldest continuing reference work in the field. Lawrence Boudon, of the Library of Congress Hispanic Division, has been the editor since 2000, and Katherine D. McCann has been assistant editor since 1999. The subject categories for Volume 61 are as follows: AnthropologyEconomicsGeographyGovernment and PoliticsPolitical EconomyInternational RelationsSociology

The Xavante In Transition

Author : Carlos E. A. Coimbra, Jr.
ISBN : 0472030035
Genre : Medical
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Illuminates the experience of a small-scale culture with large-scale change

Encyclopaedia Of The History Of Science Technology And Medicine In Non Western Cultures

Author : Helaine Selin
ISBN : 9781402045592
Genre : Science
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Here, at last, is the massively updated and augmented second edition of this landmark encyclopedia. It contains approximately 1000 entries dealing in depth with the history of the scientific, technological and medical accomplishments of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. The entries consist of fully updated articles together with hundreds of entirely new topics. This unique reference work includes intercultural articles on broad topics such as mathematics and astronomy as well as thoughtful philosophical articles on concepts and ideas related to the study of non-Western Science, such as rationality, objectivity, and method. You’ll also find material on religion and science, East and West, and magic and science.

Indigenous Peoples And The Future Of Amazonia

Author : Leslie Elmer Sponsel
ISBN : UOM:39015034410624
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This timely book provides the first examination of the relationship between cultural and environmental variation in the Amazon, with special reference to the survival and welfare of indigenous societies. The particular strength of this collection is that it emphasizes ongoing changing elements rather than static ones in Amazonian human ecology in the context of colonization. Leslie Sponsel and twelve other contributors, including archaeologists, biological anthropologists, cultural ecologists, and nutritionists, review traditional and changing adaptations of indigenous societies to Amazonian ecosystems; they analyze the challenges presented to indigenes by the massive cultural and environmental impact of Westernization. They also discuss the applications of research results to the needs, interests, and priorities of indigenous societies. In his concluding chapter, Sponsel calls for anthropologists to contribute through their research to the empowerment of indigenous communities and organizations. "In the Amazon the only people who already know and practice ecologically sound economies are most indigenous societies. Documenting their ecologically sound values, knowledge, and technology is one of the most important tasks for cultural ecology".

Die Baka R Sprache

Author : Karl Von Den Steinen
ISBN : 139050462X
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Excerpt from Die Bakaïrí-Sprache: Wörterverzeichnis, Sätze, Sagen, Grammatik; Mit Beiträgen zu Einer Lautlehre der Karaïbischen Grundsprache Ich würde glücklich sein, wenn es mir gelungen wäre, unsere schättenhaften Vorstellungen über die Sprache der Urkaraiben ein wenig bestimmter zu gestalten. Das Eine wenigstens ist sicher, dass in der Entwicklung aller Einzel idiome dieselben festen Lautgesetze herrschen, und dass sie alle eine Reihe gleichartig gerichteter Veränderungen erlitten haben, die sich aber untereinander nur entsprechen, nicht decken, sodass sie notwendig zur Zeit der Gemeinsam keit in der Grundsprache noch nicht bestanden haben. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Leben Und Sterben In Amazonien

Author : Philippe Descola
ISBN : 351858572X
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Elf Jahre Am Amazonas

Author : Henry Walter Bates
ISBN : 9783864444968
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Bates berichtet in diesem Werk von seinem elfjährigen Aufenthalt am Amazonas, seinen Abenteuern, Naturschilderungen, Sitten und Gebräuchen der Bewohner, Nachdruck des Originals von 1924.

Die Aruaken

Author : Max Schmidt
ISBN : UCAL:B2634967
Genre : Arawak Indians
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