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Dialectical Societies: The Ge and Bororo of Central Brazil

Maybury-Lewis, David

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ISBN 10: 0674202856 / ISBN 13: 9780674202856
Published by Harvard Univ Press, Cumbreland, Rhode Island, U.S.A., 1980
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Beautiful (FINE) tight, clean, unread hard cover with crisp corners. Very, very faintest of age toning to top of text block edge. DJ in mylar remains NEAR FINE in spite of sunning at spine, very faintest rubbing, and two very small closed tears (1/16" & 1/8") at head. Bookseller Inventory # 010732

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Title: Dialectical Societies: The Ge and Bororo of ...

Publisher: Harvard Univ Press, Cumbreland, Rhode Island, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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The Gê-speaking tribes of Central Brazil have always been an anomaly in the annals of anthropology; their exceedingly simple technology contrasts sharply with their highly complex sociological and ideological traditions. Dialectical Societies, the outgrowth of extended anthropological research organized by David Maybury-Lewis, at long last demystifies Gê social structure while modifying and reinterpreting some of the traditional ideas held about kinship, affiliation, and descent.

Each of the seven contributors deals with a different lowland tribe, but all of them address an ideological focus on the dualistic tribal organization that is here defined as fundamental to the Gê As a collection, their work comprises a substantial revision of the hitherto undeveloped and largely ignored ethnography of Central Brazil.

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David Maybury-Lewis was Edward C. Henderson Professor of Anthropology at Harvard University and founder and president of Cultural Survival, an organization that defends indigenous rights.

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