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Author Mentore, George P.

Title Of passionate curves and desirable cadences : themes on Waiwai social being / George Mentore.

Imprint Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press ; Chesham : Combined Academic [distributor], 2005.

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Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue -- Shepariymo -- From the sutured wound of being -- To the mutability of embodiment -- And toward the body encompassed -- The hidden hazard of generosity -- Grief and shamanic breath -- The archer and his bow -- When the cicadas first sing -- The plaited design of human life -- The Wayamnu sentiment.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL
Summary Compelling and evocative, Of Passionate Curves and Desirable Cadences reveals the vital cultural interconnections at the heart of a rain-forest Amerindian society. The Waiwai, who live in the remote interior of Guyana and in neighboring Brazil, follow a customary subsistence lifestyle built around swidden agriculture and hunting.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
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Subject Waiwai Indians -- Social life and customs.
Waiwai Indians -- Rites and ceremonies.
Waiwai philosophy.
Indigenous peoples -- Ecology -- Guyana.
Guyana -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Mentore, George P. Of passionate curves and desirable cadences. Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press ; Chesham : Combined Academic [distributor], 2005 080323175X (OCoLC)58829547
ISBN 0803205066 (electronic bk.)
9780803205062 (electronic bk.)
080323175X (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780803231757 (hardcover ; alk. paper)