Spirit of the Rainforest

A Yanomamö Shaman's Story

Author: Mark A. Ritchie

Publisher: N.A


Category: Orinoco River Valley (Venezuela and Colombia)

Page: 271

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The Yanamamo of the Amazon -- endangered children of nature or indigenous warmongers on the verge of destroying themselves? Now for the first time, a powerful Yanomamo shaman speaks for his people. Jungleman provides shocking, never-before-answered accounts of life-or-death battles among his people -- and perhaps even more disturbing among the spirits who fight for their souls. Brutally riveting, the story of Jungleman is an extraordinary and powerful document.

Progress in Schizophrenia Research

Author: Janet E. Pletson

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781594541834

Category: Psychology

Page: 218

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Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling psychosis, leading to an impairment of thinking in which the interpretation of reality is abnormal. This book presents the in-depth research from around the world on schizophrenia.

Scoping the Amazon

Image, Icon, and Ethnography

Author: Stephen Nugent

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315420406

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 836


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.

Anthropology, '98/'99

Author: Elvio Angeloni

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 9780697391247

Category: Anthropology

Page: 240

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Anthropology contains a variety of articles on contemporary issues in social and cultural anthropology.