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- DescriptionThe death of a shaman in 1980 had an enormous spiritual and political consequences for one of the Arakmbut communities, resulting in a shift in its social organization from comparative hierarchy to a more egalitarian system. The author uses this case as an illustration to challenge the idea that indigenous peoples live in fossilized, static worlds.
- Author BiographyAndrew Gray was, until his untimely death in 1999, Tutor in Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford. He was also a leading activist in indigenous rights, advising the Forest Peoples Programme and the International Working Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) among other organizations.
- Author(s)Andrew Gray
- PublisherBerghahn Books, Incorporated
- Date of Publication01/08/2002
- GenreSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleArakmbut of Amazonian Peru S.
- Series Part/Volume Numberv. 2
- Place of PublicationHerndon
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBerghahn Books, Incorporated
- Content Note5 halftones, 4 maps, 4 tables, 9 figs
- Weight455 g
- Height230 mm
- Edition StatementRevised ed.
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