Scoping the Amazon

Image, Icon, and Ethnography

Author: Stephen Nugent

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315420406

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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The Amazon Indian is an icon that straddles the world between the professional anthropologist and the popular media. Presented alternately as the noble primitive, the savior of the environment, and as a savage, dissolute, cannibalistic half-human, it is an image well worth examining. Stephen Nugent does just that, critiquing the claims of authoritativeness inherent in visual images presented by anthropologists of Amazon life in the early 20th century and comparing them with the images found in popular books, movies, and posters. The book depicts the field of anthropology as its own form of culture industry and contrasts it to other similar industries, past and present. For visual anthropologists, ethnographers, Amazon specialists, and popular culture researchers, Nugent's book will be enlightening, entertaining reading.

Native South Americans

Ethnology of the Least Known Continent

Author: Patricia Lyon

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1592444814

Category: Social Science

Page: 446

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Compilation of 39 original essays intended for use in teaching about the native peoples of South American with a concentration on those areas of South American that still contain functioning Indian cultures. Includes 17"x22" fold out map.

Primates Face to Face

The Conservation Implications of Human-nonhuman Primate Interconnections

Author: Agustín Fuentes,Linda D. Wolfe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139441476

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 5719


As our closest evolutionary relatives, nonhuman primates are integral elements in our mythologies, diets and scientific paradigms, yet most species now face an uncertain future through exploitation for the pet and bushmeat trades as well as progressive habitat loss. New information about disease transmission, dietary and economic linkage, and the continuing international focus on conservation and primate research have created a surge of interest in primates, and focus on the diverse interaction of human and nonhuman primates has become an important component in primatological and ethnographic studies. By examining the diverse and fascinating range of relationships between humans and other primates, and how this plays a critical role in conservation practice and programs, Primates Face to Face disseminates the information gained from the anthropological study of nonhuman primates to the wider academic and non-academic world.