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Upriver : the turbulent life and times of an Amazonian people / Michael F. Brown.

By: Brown, Michael F. (Michael Fobes), 1950- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (321 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780674735583; 0674735587; 067436807X; 9780674368071.Subject(s): Indians of South America -- Peru -- Amazonas -- Social conditions | Indians of South America -- Peru -- Amazonas -- Social life and customs | Indians of South America -- Peru -- Amazonas -- FolkloreGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Upriver : the turbulent life and times of an Amazonian people.DDC classification: 306.0985/46 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Andean prelude -- Armadillo for breakfast -- Puzzle pieces -- Jesus versus the warrior spirits -- Four weddings and a funeral -- Trouble in mind -- Hard lessons -- Civilization's twisting road -- Boundary condition -- Looking back.
Summary: [Description]In this story of one man's encounter with an indigenous people of Peru, Michael Brown guides his readers upriver into a contested zone of the Amazonian frontier, where more than 50,000 Awajun--renowned for pugnacity and fierce independence--use hard-won political savvy, literacy, and digital skills to live life on their own terms, against long odds.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Andean prelude -- Armadillo for breakfast -- Puzzle pieces -- Jesus versus the warrior spirits -- Four weddings and a funeral -- Trouble in mind -- Hard lessons -- Civilization's twisting road -- Boundary condition -- Looking back.

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[Description]In this story of one man's encounter with an indigenous people of Peru, Michael Brown guides his readers upriver into a contested zone of the Amazonian frontier, where more than 50,000 Awajun--renowned for pugnacity and fierce independence--use hard-won political savvy, literacy, and digital skills to live life on their own terms, against long odds.

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In a well-written, detailed text, anthropologist Brown (emer., Williams College) presents an eloquent book full of reflections based on his 1976-2012 fieldwork with an Amazonian society, the Awajún, previously known as the Aguaruna or Jibaro. This indigenous society living in the Upper Amazon of Northern Peru has often been highly misunderstood and has erroneously been described as a vanishing society and portrayed in a very simplistic way as primarily a murdering culture. Brown presents a detailed story filled with many personal events combined with rich ethnographic and cultural information and a witty perspective that easily engages readers. In addition, he incorporates quotes from the works of many well-known anthropologists that open up an elaborate discussion of relevant issues dealing with anthropologists and indigenous peoples (e.g., the romantic construction of the other). This quite thoughtful work provides a deep understanding of who the Awajún really are, as well as their current situation in the modern world. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Most academic levels/libraries. --Manuel Lizarralde, Connecticut College

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