From the Milk River : spatial and temporal processes in northwest Amazonia

Christine Hugh-Jones

Since its first publication in 1979, this book, together with its companion volume, The Palm and the Pleiades by Stephen Hugh-Jones, has become established as 'the most competent and sophisticated ethnography to date of any South American tropical forest people' (The Times Higher Education Supplement). Both are now available for the first time in paperback. The book is an integrated account of a Northwest Amazonian society, which elucidates the structural models that underlie and unify the domains of kinship, religion, politics and economics. These dynamic models are built from a rich corpus of ethnographic data drawn from extensive field research, and are developed in such a way that, as far as possible, they reproduce an Indian theory of society. Besides enhancing anthropological understanding of a fascinating culture area, the book's highly original approach makes it an important contribution to the general theory of social and cultural structures.

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  • List of figures, tables and maps
  • List of myths
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Orthography
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Social structure
  • 3. The set of specialist roles
  • 4. Kinship and marriage
  • 5. The life-cycle
  • 6. Production and consumption
  • 7. Concepts of space-time
  • 8. Conclusion
  • Appendices
  • Works cited
  • Index.

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書名 From the Milk River : spatial and temporal processes in northwest Amazonia
著作者等 Hugh-Jones, Christine
シリーズ名 Cambridge studies in social anthropology
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1979
ページ数 xx, 302 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0521358892
NCID BA01268975
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス