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By Chernela, Janet M.
The Wanano Indians of the northwest Amazon have a social system that differs from those of most tropical forest tribes. Neither stratified by wealth nor strictly egalitarian, Wanano society is 'ranked' according to rigidly bound descent groups. In this ethnographic study, the aut ...
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By Murphy, Yolanda; Murphy, Robert F.; Foreword by Ferguson, R. Brian; Balee, William L.; Chernela, Janet M.
Presents studies on gender and life in the Amazon. This book covers the fieldwork of the authors among the Mundurucu people of Brazil in 1952. It provides an account of the historical, ecological, and cultural setting of the Mundurucu, including the mythology surrounding women, w ...
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