Description - Individual and Society in Guiana by Peter Riviere
Demonstrating the insights that can be gained by employing a comparative perspective, Peter Riviere uses such an approach to show that Guianan societies, generally characterized as socially fluid, are in fact highly structured. He identifies certain Guianan patterns of social organization that result from individual choices and relationships and, by contrasting these with the characteristics of other Lowland South American societies, constructs a spectrum of complexity of Amerindian social structure that shows the Guianan variant to be the logically simplest form.
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(228mm x 152mm x 8mm)
Cambridge University Press
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