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Tristes Tropiques
Tristes Tropiques
by Claude Levi Strauss
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"A magical masterpiece."—Robert Ardrey. A chronicle of the author's search for a civilization "reduced to its most basic expression."... (read more)

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Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
by Daniel L. Everett
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Daniel Everett arrived among the Pirahã with his wife and three young children hoping to convert the tribe to Christianity. Everett quickly became obsessed with their language and its cultural and linguistic implications. The Pirahã have no... (read more)

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Five Families, Mexican Case Studies in the Culture of Poverty
Five Families, Mexican Case Studies in the Culture of Poverty
by Oscar Lewis
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This seminal work in modern cultural anthropology is a dramatic and forceful account of the men, women, and children of five poor Mexican families.... (read more)

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Sons of the Shaking Earth
Sons of the Shaking Earth
by Eric Wolf
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"Wolf drew on anthropology, archaeology, history, and geography to mold a magnificent, sweeping, and beautifully written synthesis. With style and deep personal engagement he unraveled the complexity of Mexico and Guatemala's past with its multiple... (read more)

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Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes -- the Yanomamo and the Anthropologists (14 Edition)
Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes -- the Yanomamo and the Anthropologists (14 Edition)
by Napoleon A. Chagnon
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Napoleon Chagnonand#8217;s andlt;I andgt;Noble Savagesandlt;/Iandgt; is the remarkable memoir of a life dedicated to scienceand#8212;and a revealing account of the clash between science and political activism.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;When Napoleon... (read more)

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Savages
Savages
by Joe Kane
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Savages is a firsthand account, by turn hilarious, heartbreaking, and thrilling, of a small band of Amazonian warriors and their battle to preserve their way of life. Includes eight pages of photos.... (read more)

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Remembering Victoria: A Tragic Nahuat Love Story
Remembering Victoria: A Tragic Nahuat Love Story
by James M Taggart
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An anthropological account of a Nahuat Mexican community that broke down into violence and fratricide following the destruction of its property by the Mexican army, told in the words of a Nahuat husband grieving for his murdered wife.... (read more)

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Indigenous Movements, Self-Representation, and the State in Latin America
Indigenous Movements, Self-Representation, and the State in Latin America
by Kay Warren
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Throughout Latin America, indigenous peoples are responding to state violence and pro-democracy social movements by asserting their rights to a greater measure of cultural autonomy and self-determination. This volume's rich case studies of movements in... (read more)

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Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
by Daniel L. Everett
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A riveting account of the astonishing experiences and discoveries made by linguist Daniel Everett while he lived with the Piraha, a small tribe of Amazonian Indians in central Brazil. Everett, then a Christian missionary, arrived among the Piraha in 1977... (read more)

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Deconstructing Development Discourse in Peru, Revised Edition
Deconstructing Development Discourse in Peru, Revised Edition
by William W Stein
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The Vicos Project was a major effort to apply anthropology to community development in a rural community of Andean Peru in the 1950s. Deconstructing Development Discourse in Peru is a retrospective examination of the Vicos research and development... (read more)

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The War for the Heart and Soul of a Highland Maya Town
The War for the Heart and Soul of a Highland Maya Town
by Robert Carlsen
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After a decade of military occupation known as la violencia, the Tz'utujil-speaking Maya of Santiago Atitlan stood up to the Guatemalan Army in 1990 and forced it to leave their town. Yet that act of solidarity did not close the widening internal... (read more)

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From Cuenca to Queens: An Anthropological Story of Transnational Migration
From Cuenca to Queens: An Anthropological Story of Transnational Migration
by Ann Miles
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Transnational migration is a controversial and much-discussed issue in both the popular media and the social sciences, but at its heart migration is about individual people making the difficult choice to leave their families and communities in hopes of... (read more)

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Savages
Savages
by Joe Kane
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Savages is a firsthand account, by turn hilarious, heartbreaking, and thrilling, of a small band of Amazonian warriors and their battle to preserve their way of life. Includes eight pages of photos. From the Trade Paperback edition.... (read more)

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Santeria: the Religion : Faith, Rites, Magic (2ND 94 Edition)
Santeria: the Religion : Faith, Rites, Magic (2ND 94 Edition)
by Migene Gonzalez-wippler
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Brought to Cuba as slaves, the Yoruba people of West Africa preserved their religion's heritage by disguising their gods as Catholic saints and worshipping them in secret. The resulting religion is known as Santeria, a blend of primitive magic and... (read more)

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Voices from the Global Margin: Confronting Poverty and Inventing New Lives in the Andes
Voices from the Global Margin: Confronting Poverty and Inventing New Lives in the Andes
by William P Mitchell
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Voices from the Global Margin looks behind the generalities of debates about globalization to explore the personal impact of global forces on the Peruvian poor. In this highly readable ethnography, William Mitchell draws on the narratives of people he... (read more)

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Women in Pain: Gender and Morbidity in Mexico
Women in Pain: Gender and Morbidity in Mexico
by Kaja Finkler
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Kaja Finkler explores the relationship between patterns of social interaction, cultural expectations, and gender ideologies. In Women in Pain, she examines the nature of sickness and its interaction with issues about gender and gender relations from both... (read more)

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After the Coup: An Ethnographic Reframing of Guatemala 1954
After the Coup: An Ethnographic Reframing of Guatemala 1954
by Timothy J Smith
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 This exceptional collection revisits the aftermath of the 1954 coup that ousted the democratically elected Guatemalan president Jacobo Arbenz. Contributors frame the impact of 1954 not only in terms of the liberal reforms and coffee revolutions of... (read more)

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Governing Indigenous Territories: Enacting Sovereignty in the Ecuadorian Amazon (13 Edition)
Governing Indigenous Territories: Enacting Sovereignty in the Ecuadorian Amazon (13 Edition)
by Juliet S. Erazo
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Governing Indigenous Territories illuminates a paradox of modern indigenous lives. In recent decades, native peoples from Alaska to Cameroon have sought and gained legal title to significant areas of land, not as individuals or families but as large... (read more)

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Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World: Complementary Dualism in Modern Peru
Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World: Complementary Dualism in Modern Peru
by Hillary S Webb
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Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World is an eloquently written autoethnography in which researcher Hillary S. Webb seeks to understand the indigenous Andean concept of yanantin or "complementary opposites."... (read more)

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Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes--The Yanomamo and the Anthropologists
Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes--The Yanomamo and the Anthropologists
by Napoleon Chagnon
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andlt;Bandgt;ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC MEMOIRS OF OUR TIME andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;When Napoleon Chagnon arrived in Venezuelaand#8217;s Amazon region in 1964 to study the Yanomamand#246; Indians, one of the last large tribal... (read more)

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