An Amazonian Myth and Its History (Oxford Studies in Social - download pdf or read online

By Peter Gow

ISBN-10: 0199241953

ISBN-13: 9780199241958

Uniting the ethnographic information accrued through the fieldwork equipment invented by means of Malinowski with Levi-Strauss's analyses of the family members among delusion and time, this ebook analyzes a century of social transformation of the indigenous Piro humans of Peruvian Amazonia. it really is a tremendous contribution to anthropological debates at the nature of background and social switch, in addition to on ignored parts akin to fantasy, visible artwork, and the methodological concerns fascinated with fieldwork and archival information.

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Artemio simply signalled to his listeners that this story was finished. The story was over, and the conversation could return to its earlier of is a clue for a form of an Malinowski's litentry problem, and hence to my own. Píro mythic narratives are necessarily part of a stream of talk between people, anel part of their third dimension lies in knowing' more about the conversations in which they are told. Artemio told this story to me. To understanel it, therefore, req lIires more knowledge about Artemio, about mysel~ about that conversation, anel about that night.

That is all there 15 to thi8 story': Artemio's laconic sign-off was typical of events of Piro myth telling. No moral was maele, and no wider conclusion was drawn. Artemio simply signalled to his listeners that this story was finished. The story was over, and the conversation could return to its earlier of is a clue for a form of an Malinowski's litentry problem, and hence to my own. Píro mythic narratives are necessarily part of a stream of talk between people, anel part of their third dimension lies in knowing' more about the conversations in which they are told.

In 1988, Ete\vina Cushichinari of Pucani tolel me of her husband Monsín's journey far to the east, to the Purús and thence downriver to Brazil, which had led to abanoon their children and herself for many months. órm is kshinikmlll. 1 schooltcachers, although, al lcasl in lhe case oi' lhe mÍssiol1 head, il was hclicvcd lhal her conril1ucd residencc dCl1lOl1stratccl a similar cOllvic·· tíOI1 lhat (111)" in Santa Clara was Íl po;;sihle to Iive weU. The priest, whilc posscssing a house in Santa Clan, mainl y lived in Sepa Penal He was tired of living.

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