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Yanomamo Ch.1 - migrations and politics • Much of the...

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Comments and Questions Ch. 1 Yanomamo Chapter 1 really has no introduction, just immediately begins with a description of the Yanomamo Villages vary in size from 40 to upwards of 300 people Girls are promised to men at a young age and some men even have multiple wives Aggression plays a large part in the shaping of their culture Bizzare how the author had to make his food seem unpalatable to the Yanomamo in order for him to eat in peace Honey is one of the most prized delicacies in their diet and “will do almost anything for it” The purpose of him living among the Yanomamo was to collect info on genealogy, reproduction, marriage practices, kinship, settlement patterns,
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Unformatted text preview: migrations, and politics. • Much of the genealogical work that he did was all a joke because the Yanomamo told him names that were very funny and had absolutely no meaning. • Killing women is considered to be bad form in Yanomamo warfare • What kind of weapons do they use in warfare? • What villages use the same language and do the other villages have a similar language or completely different? • Unbelievable how he and a few villagers built a canoe in 2 days after the author’s canoe and supplies were all taken • Has Chagnon been back to the various villages he visited since this book was written?...
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