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The Resource Noble savages : my life among two dangerous tribes - the Yanomamo and the anthropologists, Napoleon A. Chagnon

Noble savages : my life among two dangerous tribes - the Yanomamo and the anthropologists, Napoleon A. Chagnon

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Noble savages : my life among two dangerous tribes - the Yanomamo and the anthropologists
Title
Noble savages
Title remainder
my life among two dangerous tribes - the Yanomamo and the anthropologists
Statement of responsibility
Napoleon A. Chagnon
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • When Napoleon Chagnon arrived in Venezuela's Amazon region in 1964 to study the Yanomam̲ Indians, one of the last large tribal groups still living in isolation, he discovered a remarkably violent society. Men who killed others had the most wives and offspring, their violence possibly giving them an evolutionary advantage. The prime reasons for violence, Chagnon found, were to avenge deaths and abduct women. When Chagnon began publishing his observations, some cultural anthropologists who could not accept an evolutionary basis for human behavior refused to believe them. A scathing attack-which was quickly disproven-accused him of starting a measles epidemic among the Yanomam̲, and the American Anthropological Association condemned him, only to rescind its condemnation after a vote by the membership. Thus Chagnon became perhaps the most famous American anthropologist since Margaret Mead-and the most controversial. In Noble Savages, Chagnon describes his seminal fieldwork-during which he lived among the Yanomam̲, was threatened by tyrannical headmen, and experienced an uncomfortably close encounter with a jaguar-taking readers inside Yanomam̲ villages to glimpse the kind of life our distant ancestors may have lived thousands of years ago. And he forcefully indicts his discipline of cultural anthropology, accusing it of having traded its scientific mission for political activism
  • Anthropology
  • Biography
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chagnon, Napoleon A.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F2520.1.Y3
LC item number
.C49 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chagnon, Napoleon A
  • Yanomamo Indians
  • Anthropologists
  • Social evolution
  • Amazon River Region
Target audience
adult
Label
Noble savages : my life among two dangerous tribes - the Yanomamo and the anthropologists, Napoleon A. Chagnon
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn873097790
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
531 pages
Isbn
9780684855110
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)873097790
Label
Noble savages : my life among two dangerous tribes - the Yanomamo and the anthropologists, Napoleon A. Chagnon
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn873097790
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
531 pages
Isbn
9780684855110
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)873097790

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