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Warfare and Shamanism in Amazonia Carlos Fausto

Warfare and Shamanism in Amazonia

Carlos Fausto

Published March 19th 2012
ISBN : 9781107020061
Hardcover
368 pages
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Warfare and Shamanism in Amazonia is an ethnographic study of the Parakana, a little-known indigenous people of Amazonia, who inhabit the interfluvial region in the state of Para, Brazil. This book analyzes the relationship between warfare andMoreWarfare and Shamanism in Amazonia is an ethnographic study of the Parakana, a little-known indigenous people of Amazonia, who inhabit the interfluvial region in the state of Para, Brazil. This book analyzes the relationship between warfare and shamanism in Parakana society from the late 19th century until the end of the 20th century. Based on the authors extensive fieldwork, the book presents first-hand ethnographic data collected among a generation still deeply involved in conflicts. The result is an innovative work with a broad thematic and comparative scope.