Behold the Black Caiman : A Chronicle of Ayoreo Life
By: Bessire, Lucas.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (325 p.).ISBN: 9780226175607.Subject(s): Moro Indians -- Economic conditions | Moro Indians -- Economic policy | Moro Indians -- Social conditionsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Behold the Black Caiman : A Chronicle of Ayoreo LifeDDC classification: 989.2004/98 | 989.200498 LOC classification: F2679F2679.2.M6 .B488 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; List of Illustrations; Prefatory Note; Introduction: A New World; Chapter 1. The Devil and the Fetishization of Tradition; Chapter 2. The Lost Center of the World; Chapter 3. Hunting Indians; Chapter 4. Mediating the New Human; Chapter 5. Apocalypse and the Limits of Transformation; Chapter 6. Shame and the Limits of the Subject; Chapter 7. Affliction and the Limits of Becoming; Chapter 8. The Politics of Isolation; Conclusion: Behold the Black Caiman; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
In 2004, one of the world's last bands of voluntarily isolated nomads left behind their ancestral life in the dwindling thorn forests of northern Paraguay, fleeing ranchers' bulldozers. Behold the Black Caiman is Lucas Bessire's intimate chronicle of the journey of this small group of Ayoreo people, the terrifying new world they now face, and the precarious lives they are piecing together against the backdrop of soul-collecting missionaries, humanitarian NGOs, late liberal economic policies, and the highest deforestation rate in the world. Drawing on ten years of fieldwork, Bessire highlights
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