New PDF release: A Walk to the River in Amazonia: Ordinary Reality for the

By Carla Stang

ISBN-10: 0857451553

ISBN-13: 9780857451552

ISBN-10: 184545555X

ISBN-13: 9781845455552

Our lives are quite often composed of standard fact - the circulate of moment-to-moment life - and but it's been mostly neglected as an issue in itself for anthropological learn. during this paintings, the writer achieves an knowing of this a part of truth for the Mehinaku Indians, an Amazonian humans, in levels: first via looking at a variety of facets in their event and moment by means of concerning how those assorted elements come to play in a move of standard realization, a stroll to the river. during this method, summary schemata equivalent to 'cosmology,' 'sociality,' 'gender,' and the 'everyday' are understood as they're truly lived. This e-book contributes to the ethnography of the Amazon, in particular the higher Xingu, with an strategy that crosses disciplinary obstacles among anthropology, philosophy, and psychology. In doing so it makes an attempt to understand what Malinowski known as the 'imponderabilia of exact life.'

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