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Tristes Tropiques

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Publisher Comments:

First published in 1955, Claude Levi-Strauss's accounts of his researches among the peoples of the Amazon is a fascinating study and influential in understanding the organization of human society. He writes of myths and superstitions, modern cities and ancient villages, and each page is packed with anecdotes and observations. Photos & illus. throughout.

Synopsis:

"A magical masterpiece."—Robert Ardrey. A chronicle of the author's search for a civilization "reduced to its most basic expression."

Table of Contents

TRANSLATORS' NOTE

PART ONE. AN END TO JOURNEYING

1. Setting Out

2. On Board Ship

3. The West Indies

4. The Quest for Power

PART TWO. TRAVEL NOTES

5. Looking Back

6. The Making of an Anthropologist

7. Sunset

PART THREE. THE NEW WORLD

8. The Doldrums

9. Guanabara

10. Crossing the Tropic

11. Sao Paulo

PART FOUR. THE EARTH AND ITS INHABITANTS

12. Towns and Countryside

13. Pioneer Zone

14. The Magic Carpet

15. Crowds

16. Markets

PART FIVE. CADUVEO

17. Parana

18. Pantanal

19. Nalike

20. A Native Community and Its Life-Style

PART SIX. BORORO

21. Gold and Diamonds

22. Virtuous Savages

23. The Living and the Dead

PART SEVEN. NAMBIKWARA

24. The Lost World

25. In the Sertao

26. On the Line

27. Family Life

28. A Writing Lesson

29. Men, Women and Chiefs

PART EIGHT. TUPI-KAWAHIB

30. A Canoe Trip

31. Robinson Crusoe

32. In the Forest

33. The Village of the Crickets

34. The Farce of the Japim Bird

35. Amazonia

36. Seringal

PART NINE. THE RETURN

37. The Apotheosis of Augustus

38. A Little Glass of Rum

39. Taxila

40. The Kyong

INDEX

PLATES

CADUVEO

A Caduveo woman with a painted face

A Caduveo belle in 1895 (taken from Boggiani)

Facial painting: an original drawing by a Caduveo woman

Two further facial paintings drawn by natives

A Caduveo girl made ready for her puberty rites

BORORO

The author's best informant, in ceremonial dress

A meal in the Men's House

Bringing out the mariddo

A funeral ceremony (photograph by M. Rene Silz)

NAMBIRWARA

The Nambikwara group on the move

Sabane, the sorcerer

The chief of the Wakletocu

A Nambikwara woman piercing mother-of-pearl from river shells

The siesta

The native method of carrying a baby

Day-dreaming

A Nambikwara smile

TUPI-KAWAHIB

The Munde village square

A Munde woman with her child

A Tupi-Kawahib man (Potien) skinning a monkey

Taperahi, the Tupi-Kawahib chief

Kunhatsin, Taperahi's chief wife, carrying her child

Pwcreza, Taperahi's son

Penhana, the young wife shared by the two brothers

Maruabai, the co-wife of Chief Taperahi

FIGURES

1 An ancient figa, found at Pompeii

2 A calvary cross, from the State of Sao Paulo

3 The axle of an ox-cart

4 Caingang pottery

5 A water-jar

6 Three specimens of Caduveo pottery

7 Two wooden statuettes

8 Caduveo jewerery

9 Two statuettes representing mythological figures

10 11 Caduveo patterns

12 17 Motifs used in body painting

18 19 Drawings made by a Caduveo boy

20 Two face-paintings

21 A pattern painted on leather

22 23 Body paintings, as recorded in 1895 and 1935

24 25 Motifs used in face- and body-painting

26 A facial painting

27 The penis sheath

28 A lip ornament and earrings

29 Plan of Kejara village

30 A wooden club for killing fish

31 Bows with clan decorations

32 Arrow-ends with clan decorations

33 Emblazoned penis sheaths

34 A black pottery bowl

35 Two specimens of the Bororo 'pocket-knife'

36 A pendant decorated with jaguars' teeth

37 Crowns of dried and painted straw

38 A bull-roarer

39 Ceremonial earrings

40 A Bororo painting representing religious objects

41 A Bororo painting representing an officiant, trumpets, a rattle and various ornaments

42 A diadem of macaw feathers

43 A diagram of the apparent and real structure of the Bororo village

44 45 Ancient Mexicans, from south-eastern Mexico and the Gulf Coast

46 47 Bas-reliefs ('the dancers'), from Chavin, northern Peru, and Monte Alban, southern Mexico

48 Hopewell, eastern United States

49 Chavin, northern Peru

50 Hopewell, eastern United States

51 Bamboo splinters defending the approach to the village

52 53 Details of hut wall-paintings

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140165623
Other:
Levi-Strauss, Claude
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Weightman, Doreen
Translator:
Weightman, John
Author:
Levi-Strauss, Claude
Author:
Weightman, John
Author:
Weightman, Doreen
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
South American
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Indians of south america
Subject:
Brazil
Subject:
Brazil Description and travel.
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Indians of South America -- Brazil.
Subject:
World History-South America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
no. 430
Publication Date:
19920801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.94x6.01x.70 in. .89 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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