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Getting to Know Waiwai An Amazonian Ethnography

By Alan Campbell Copyright 1995
    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    262 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Living with the Wayapi, and their charismatic leader Waiwai, is a serious adventure. It is demanding, and can turn dangerous in a moment. The environment is a difficult one, but beautiful and baffling in its richness. And the job of learning about the people is like a journey without end.
    Alan Campbell tells the story of these people, and of the time he spent with them, in an imaginative, beautifully written account which looks back from a century into the future to relate a way of life that is being destroyed. In doing so, he addresses important and complex issues in current anthroplogical theory in a way which makes them accessible without sacrificing any of their subtlety.

    Chapter 1 Telling Names; Chapter 2 At Long Hammock; Chapter 3 Other Voices; Chapter 4 Romance; Chapter 5 Four, Fire, and Giving; Chapter 6 Remembering; Chapter 7 Submitting; Chapter 8 Aima;


    Alan Tormaid Campbell teaches Social Anthropology at Edinburgh University. He is the author of To Square with Genesis: Causal Statements and Shamanic Ideas in WayapĂ­ (Polygon, 1990) and has been involved with the WayapĂ­ Indians since 1974.