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Author Cormier, Loretta A., author

Title Kinship with Monkeys : the Guajá Foragers of Eastern Amazonia / Loretta A. Cormier
Published New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (288 pages) : illustrations
Series Historical Ecology Series
Historical ecology series.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Notes on Orthography -- Introduction -- 1. A Brief History of the Guajá -- 2. A Brief History of New World Monkeys -- 3. Monkey Hunting -- 4. Guajá Kinship -- 5. Animism and the Forest Siblings -- 6. Pet Monkeys -- 7. Cosmology and Symbolic Cannibalism -- Conclusion. Ethnoprimatology in Amazonia and Beyond -- Appendix. Monkeys in the Guajá Habitat -- Notes -- References -- Index
Summary How can monkeys be both eaten as food and nurtured as children? Her research reveals that monkeys play a vital role in Guaja society, ecology, economy, and religion. In Guajá animistic beliefs, all forms of plant and animal life--especially monkeys--have souls and are woven into a comprehensive kinship system
Notes Loretta A. Cormier is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham
In English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed October 27 2015)
Subject Guajá Indians -- Ethnozoology.
Guajá Indians.
Human-animal relationships -- Brazil -- Maranhão.
Monkeys -- Brazil -- Maranhão.
SPORTS and amp -- Recreation -- Hunting
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0231516320