Yanomamo Ch 5 & 6

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11am Discussion Yanomamo Chapter 5 Feasts are a very important aspect of Yanomamo politics o The purpose is to reaffirm and cultivate intervillage amity. o I think that if there were not as many feasts, there would be many more conflicts among the various tribes. Alliances between villages are actually very simple, its all about trading, mutual feasting and exchange of women. Each item that is traded must be repaid but it is very interesting however that these repayments are delayed so that the gift is remembered and it gives members of the villages excuses to visit each other and for the alliance to continue Why do the Yanomamo competitively drink banana soup vomit it up, and then come back for more. It seems very disgusting that the whole plaza becomes covered in vomit but I guess for the Yanomamo, this is a tradition and not really a big deal like it would be to the modern man. How often do the Yanomamo have these ceremonious feasts?
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