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Author Goldman, Irving, 1911-2002, author

Title Cubeo Hehénewa Religious Thought / Irving Goldman, edited by Peter Wilson
Published New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (488 pages) : illustrations
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Editor's Acknowledgments -- Editor's Preface -- Editor's Introduction / Wilson, Peter J. -- 1. INTRODUCTION -- 2. CREATION AND EMERGENCE -- 3. THE SOCIAL ORDER -- 4. DAILY LIFE AT GROUND LEVEL -- 5. THE COSMIC ORDER -- 6. THE RITUAL ORDER -- 7. DEATH AND MOURNING -- 8. SHAMANS, JAGUARS, AND THUNDERERS -- 9. CONCEPTS OF POWER -- 10. GENDER -- Afterword by Stephen Hugh-Jones -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary The societies of Vaupés region are among the most documented indigenous cultures, in part because they are thought to resemble earlier civilizations lost during initial colonial conflict, and students and scholars are eagerly awaiting the publication of this posthumous work by the man widely regarded as the preeminent authority on Vaupés Amazonian societies. This definitive account of the religion of a significant Amazonian culture was substantially completed before Irving Goldman's death, but Peter Wilson has edited it for publication, providing an introduction to Goldman's work
Notes The late Irving Goldman was professor of anthropology at Sarah Lawrence College. The last surviving student of Franz Boas, he was author of The Cubeo Indians of the Northwest Amazon, Ancient Polynesian Society, and The Mouth of Heaven. Peter Wilson is emeritus professor of anthropology at Otago University in New Zealand and author of The Domestication of the Human Species. Stephen Hugh-Jones is head of the Department of Anthropology at Cambridge University and is a fellow of King's College
In English
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Subject Indians of South America -- Religion.
Religion -- Ethnic and amp -- Tribal
Social sciences -- Anthropology -- General
Form Electronic book
Author Wilson, Peter, editor
ISBN 023150361X