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Ethnic transformation and historical discontinuity in native Amazonia and Guayana, 1500-1900
L'A. analyse les complexites, habituellement negligees, de l'histoire indigene amazonienne. Il montre que, dans les theories anthropologiques courantes, l'excessive focalisation sur les materiauxExpand
War in the tribal zone : expanding states and indigenous warfare
War in the Tribal Zone, the 1991 anthropology of war classic, is back in print with a new Preface by the editors. Their timely and insightful essay examines the occurrence of ethnic conflict andExpand
In Darkness and Secrecy: The Anthropology of Assault Sorcery and Witchcraft in Amazonia
Introduction: Dark Shamanism / Neil L. Whitehead and Robin Wright 1 The Order of Dark Shamans among the Warao / Johannes Wilbert 21 Dark Shamans and the Shamanic State: Sorcery and Witchcraft asExpand
Dark Shamans: Kanaima and the Poetics of Violent Death
Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1. The Ethnographer's Tale 11 2. Tales of the Kanaima: Observers 41 3. Tales of the Kanaima: Participants 88 4. Shamanic Warfare 128 5. Modernity, Development, andExpand
Carib cannibalism. The historical evidence
Canibalismo caribe. Evidencia historica. Desde la epoca del descubrimiento, los Espanoles establecieron una distincion entre los Indigenas canibales (Caribes) y los que no compartian esta practica.Expand
Violent democracies in Latin America
Despite recent political movements to establish democratic rule in Latin American countries, much of the region still suffers from pervasive violence. From vigilantism, to human rights violations, toExpand