The Ecology of Power
Culture, Place and Personhood in the Southern Amazon, AD 1000-2000
By (author) Michael J. Heckenberger
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Ecology of Power by Michael J. Heckenberger
Book DescriptionIn 1884 a community of Brazilians was "discovered" by the Western world. The Ecology of Power examines these indigenous people from the Upper Xingu region, a group who even today are one of the strongest examples of long-term cultural continuity. Drawing upon written and oral history, ethnography, and archaeology, Heckenberger addresses the difficult issues facing anthropologists today as they "uncover" the muted voices of indigenous peoples and provides a fascinating portrait of a unique community of people who have in a way become living cultural artifacts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415945998
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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In 1884 a community of Brazilians was 'discovered' by the Western world. This title examines these indigenous people from the Upper Xingu region, a group who are one of the strongest examples of long-term cultural continuity.
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Author Biography - Michael J. Heckenberger
Michael Heckenberger is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida--Gainesville. He has recieved numerous research grants and is principal investigator in the Southern Amazon Ethno-archaeological Project. He is co-author of the forthcoming Archaeology of the Amazon (Cambridge University Press).
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