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The Last Cannibals

Author : Ellen B. Basso
ISBN : 0292792069
Genre : Social Science
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An especially comprehensive study of Brazilian Amazonian Indian history, The Last Cannibals is the first attempt to understand, through indigenous discourse, the emergence of Upper Xingú society. Drawing on oral documents recorded directly from the native language, Ellen Basso transcribes and analyzes nine traditional Kalapalo stories to offer important insights into Kalapalo historical knowledge and the performance of historical narratives within their nonliterate society. This engaging book challenges the familiar view of biography as a strictly Western literary form. Of special interest are biographies of powerful warriors whose actions led to the emergence of a more recent social order based on restrained behaviors from an earlier time when people were said to be fierce and violent. From these stories, Basso explores how the Kalapalo remember and understand their past and what specific linguistic, psychological, and ideological materials they employ to construct their historical consciousness. Her book will be important reading in anthropology, folklore, linguistics, and South American studies.
Category: Social Science

Latin American Research Review

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ISBN : UCSD:31822022930499
Genre : Electronic journals
File Size : 86.49 MB
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An interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research and surveys of current research on Latin America and the Caribbean.
Category: Electronic journals

Hans Staden S True History

Author : Hans Staden
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131652120
Genre : History
File Size : 23.55 MB
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Discourse on cannibalism as seen through the writings of German adventurer, Hans Staden, who was captured in South America in 1550 by the Tupi Indians, who had a reputation of cooking and eating their enemies. This is a new edition.
Category: History

The Hispanic American Historical Review

Author : James Alexander Robertson
ISBN : UTEXAS:059172136092161
Genre : Electronic journals
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Includes "Bibliographical section".
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Latino A Research Review

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059172141498063
Genre : Caribbean Americans
File Size : 70.29 MB
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Category: Caribbean Americans


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ISBN : UOM:39015057985908
Genre : Ethnology
File Size : 30.6 MB
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Category: Ethnology


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ISBN : IND:30000046989020
Genre : Indians
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Category: Indians