An exploration of the moral use of knowledge among the Amuesga of Central Peru.
Table of Contents
List of Maps, Diagrams, Charts and Figures, Acknowledgements, Introduction, 1. New winds for an old people: ethnohistorical account of the post-Columbian Amuesha, 2. The obsession with order and the permanent threat of chaos, 3. The quest for knowledge and power, and the transcendence of the human condition, 4. The praise of love: the paradigm of fatherhood and authority, 5. The moral use of knowledge and power, 6. Conclusions, Appendices, Appendix I: Amuesha native communities and local settlements, 1980, Appendix II: Amuesha descent groups of the mythical pre-social era, Appendix III: Amuesha kin and affine reference terms for male and female ego, Appendix IV: List of Amuesha Priests and Ceremonial Centres of the Past, Glossary, Bibliography, Index