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Author Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-
Title Noble savages : my life among two dangerous tribes--the Yanamamo and the anthropologists / Napoleon Chagnon.
Published New York : Simon & Schuster, c2013.
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 Reading Room  F2520.1.Y3 C49 2013    IN LIBRARY
 Generously Provided By: Robert and Maureen GohstandReading Room Bookplate Image 
Description 531 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Culture shock : my first year in the field -- Discovering the significant of the names -- Raids and revenge : why villages fission and move -- Bringing my family to Yanomamöland and my early encounters with the Salesians -- First contact with the new Yanamamö villages -- Geography lesson -- From fieldwork to science -- Conflicts over women -- Fighting and violence -- First contact with the Iwahikoroba-teri -- Yanamamö origins and their fertile crescent -- Yanamamö social organization -- Three headmen of authority -- Twilight in cultural anthropology : postmodernism and radical advocacy supplant science -- Confrontation with the Salesians -- Darkness in cultural anthropology.
Summary The most controversial and famous anthropologist of modern time describes his seminal lifelong research among the Yanomamo Indians of the Amazon basin and how his startling observations provoked admiration among many fellow anthropologists and outrage among others.
Subject Yanomamo Indians.
Human behavior.
Social evolution.
Collection Title Robert and Maureen Gohstand Reading Room Collection.
ISBN 9780684855103
1451611471 (ebook)
9781451611472 (ebook)
Standard # 40021931873
OCLC number 779266114