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Pierre Clastres (1934-1979) was one of the most respected political anthropologists of our time. Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians is an account of his first fieldwork in the early 1960s--an encounter with a small, unique, and now vanished Paraguayan tribe. From "Birth" to "The End," Clastres follows the Guayakis in their everyday lives, determined to record every detail of their history, ritual, myths, and culture in order to answer the many questions prompted by his personal experiences. Now available for the first time in English in a beautiful translation by the novelist Paul Auster, Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians will alter radically not only the Western academic conventions in which other cultures are thought but also the discipline of political anthropology itself.

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Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians is an account of Clastres's first fieldwork in the early 1960s—an encounter with a small, unique, and now vanished Paraguayan tribe.

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The late French anthropologist Pierre Clastres describes in novelistic detail his encounter with a now vanished Paraguayan tribe. Clastres follows the Guayakis in their everyday lives, determined to record every detail of their history, ritual, myths, and culture. This book will alter forever our view of how we "think" other cultures and also of the discipline of political anthropology. 57 illustrations.

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Pierre Clastres (1934-1977) was a French anthropologist and ethnologist who in the wake of the events of May '68, helped overturn anthropological orthodoxy in the 1970s. His books include Society Against the State (1974) and Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians (1972). Eduardo Viveiros de Castro is a Brazilian anthropologist and a professor at the National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780942299779
Translator:
Auster, Paul
Foreword:
Auster, Paul
Author:
Clastres, Pierre
Author:
Auster, Paul
Publisher:
Zone Books
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
South American
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Guayaki Indians.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Series:
Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians
Publication Date:
19980316
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
French
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.9 x 6 x 1.3 in

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"Synopsis" by , Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians is an account of Clastres's first fieldwork in the early 1960s—an encounter with a small, unique, and now vanished Paraguayan tribe.
"Synopsis" by , The late French anthropologist Pierre Clastres describes in novelistic detail his encounter with a now vanished Paraguayan tribe. Clastres follows the Guayakis in their everyday lives, determined to record every detail of their history, ritual, myths, and culture. This book will alter forever our view of how we "think" other cultures and also of the discipline of political anthropology. 57 illustrations.
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