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Author Brown, Michael (Michael F.)

Title Tsewa's gift : magic and meaning in an Amazonian society / Michael F. Brown.

Imprint Washington, DC : Smithsonian Institution Press, [1993], ©1986.

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Edition Pbk. ed.
Description 1 online resource (220 pages) : illustrations
Series Smithsonian series in ethnographic inquiry
Smithsonian series in ethnographic inquiry.
Note "With a new preface."--Cover.
Originally published: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985. (Smithsonian series in ethnographic inquiry).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-215) and index.
Contents Acknowledgments; Illustrations and Plates; Tables; Orthographic Note; Preface to the Paperback Edition; Introduction; Chapter 1: Alto Mayo; Chapter 2: Seen and Unseen; Chapter 3: The Uses of Affinity; Chapter 4: The Garden's Children; Chapter 5: A Technology of Sentiment; Chapter 6: Working Metaphors; Afterword; Appendix 1: Sources of Anen; Appendix 2: Notes on the Collection, Transcription, and Translation of Aguaruna Anen; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary ""An outstanding and innovative study on hunting, gardening, and love magic among the Aguaruna. ... [It is] both highly useful ethnographically and an important contribution to the understanding of how a primitive culture conceptualizes its transactions with nature. The book touches on cosmology and religion as well as the ethnoecology of hunting and agriculture--with an interlude on sex.""--American Ethnologist.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Aguaruna Indians -- Religion.
Aguaruna magic.
Aguaruna Indians -- Ethnobotany.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Brown, Michael (Michael F.). Tsewa's gift. Pbk. ed. Washington, DC : Smithsonian Institution Press, [1993], ©1986 156098306X 9781560983064 (OCoLC)31627091
ISBN 9780817382643 (electronic bk.)
081738264X (electronic bk.)