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The indigenous tribes of the Brazilian rainforests are on the verge of extinction. It was feared that the narratives which had sustained them over centuries might die with them. Betty Mindlin was determined to record these legends and the result is a startling piece of anthropology. Mindlin, inspired by the work of Claude Levi-Strauss, has shown that what often appears to be the creation of a fantastical, isolated imagination is just a fragment, part of a much larger whole.

The stories recounted in Barbecued Husbands are as old as humanity: love and hate, jealousy and revenge, life after death, totems and taboos, erotic solitude, romantic love, mothers and daughters, masculinity. All this is discussed with an openness that would surprise a Western psychoanalyst. Most of the stories were narrated by tribespeople in their own languages and the translations were carefully checked with them before they appeared in print. The collaboration between the author and the narrator is close throughout, making this book a unique document and an important reference work. Reading like a novel, this is an oral history suffused with magic realism.

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Winner of the coveted Associacao Paulista de Criticos de Arte Prize: an anthology of the stories of the tribes of the Amazon.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-284).

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These are the stories of indigenous tribes of the Brazilian rainforests that are on the verge of extinction. Mindlin recorded these tales that read like a novel, and are infused with a magic realism.

About the Author

Betty Mindlin is an anthropologist living in Brazil. She helped to found the Institute of Anthropology and Meio Ambiente-IAMA (Institute of Anthropology and the Environment). Barbecued Husbands and Pregnant Earth have become best-selling classics of contemporary anthropology in Brazil.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781859846810
Translator:
Slatoff, Donald
Publisher:
Verso
Translator:
Slatoff, Donald
Author:
Slatoff, Donald
Author:
Mindlin, Betty
Location:
London
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Sex
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Indians of south america
Subject:
Oral tradition
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Series Volume:
PTN-45.
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8.4 x 6.3 x 1.2 in 1.28 lb

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
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Product details 312 pages Verso - English 9781859846810 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Winner of the coveted Associacao Paulista de Criticos de Arte Prize: an anthology of the stories of the tribes of the Amazon.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-284).
"Synopsis" by , These are the stories of indigenous tribes of the Brazilian rainforests that are on the verge of extinction. Mindlin recorded these tales that read like a novel, and are infused with a magic realism.
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