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Harvard Studies in Cultural Anthropology 1

Dialectical Societies

The Ge and Bororo of Central Brazil

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674180727

Publication Date: 12/14/1979

340 pages

14 tables, 12 figures, 1 map

Harvard Studies in Cultural Anthropology


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  • Foreword [Charles Wagley]
  • Introduction [David Maybury-Lewis]
  • 1. Cycles and Trends in Krĩkatí Naming Practices [Jean Lave]
  • 2. The Relationship System of the Krahó [Julio Cezar Melatti]
  • 3. The Apinayé Relationship System: Terminology and Ideology [Roberto da Matta]
  • 4. Exit and Voice in Central Brazil: The Politics of Flight in Kayapó Society [John Bamberger]
  • 5. The Gê and Bororo Societies as Dialectical Systems: A General Model [Terence S. Turner]
  • 6. Kinship, Household, and Community Structure among the Kayapó [Terence S. Turner]
  • 7. Cultural Categories of the Central Gê [David Maybury-Lewis]
  • 8. Selves and Alters among the Eastern Bororo [Christopher Crocker]
  • Conclusion: Kinship, Ideology, and Culture [David Maybury-Lewis]
  • References
  • Notes
  • Index

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