Getting to Know Waiwai

Getting to Know Waiwai

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Living with the Wayapi, and their charismatic leader Waiwai, is a serious adventure. It is demanding, and can turn dangerous in a moment. The environment is a difficult one, but beautiful and baffling in its richness. And the job of learning about the people is like a journey without end. Alan Campbell tells the story of these people, and of the time he spent with them, in an imaginative, beautifully written account which looks back from a century into the future to relate a way of life that is being destroyed. In doing so, he addresses important and complex issues in current anthroplogical theory in a way which makes them accessible without sacrificing any of their subtlety.He was with his motorista, the outboard motor man, about the same age but small and scrawny. It was turning into quite an ... Off we went in two canoes, long thin ones each with its Yamaha outboard motor. The motorista drove one, the Headanbsp;...

Title:Getting to Know Waiwai
Author:Alan Campbell
Publisher:Routledge - 2002-09-11


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