Read e-book online The Miskitu People of Awastara (Llilas New Interpretations PDF

By Philip A. Dennis

ISBN-10: 0292702809

ISBN-13: 9780292702806

ISBN-10: 0292702817

ISBN-13: 9780292702813

"Most anthropologists who've lived between other folks . . . think a periodic have to pass back," writes Philip A. Dennis within the creation to this ebook. "Fieldwork promises a stake within the humans themselves, a collection of relationships that final the remainder of your existence . . . and whilst the time is correct, you will need to move back."

Dennis first journeyed to Awastara, a village at the northeastern coast of Nicaragua, in the course of 1978-1979 as a postdoctoral scholar. He had come to review a culture-bound syndrome within which younger ladies are possessed by means of devils. within the procedure, he grew to become eager about different features of Miskitu culture—turtle fishing, Miskitu Christianity, group improvement efforts—the complete development of Miskitu group existence. He additionally shaped deep friendships to hold into the future.

Twenty years later he was once in a position to go back and proceed his ethnographic paintings. using rules from contemporary interpretive anthropology and a shiny writing kind, Dennis describes foodstuff behavior, language, health and wellbeing practices, spiritual ideals, and storytelling, inviting the reader to event lifestyles in Awastara besides him. construction upon previous paintings by means of Mary Helms, Bernard Nietschmann, Edmund Gordon, and Charles Hale, The Miskitu humans of Awastara makes its personal unique contribution. it's the first full-length research of a coastal Miskitu group north of Puerto Cabezas, contrasting existence earlier than and after the struggle years of the Eighties. it will likely be a helpful addition to the literature in this indigenous workforce and may attract anthropologists and different social scientists, in addition to all readers drawn to peoples of the Caribbean coast.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Miskitu People of Awastara (Llilas New Interpretations of Latin America Series) PDF

Best anthropology books

Download e-book for iPad: Schrift und Schriftkultur in Japan: Versuch einer by Esther Fischer

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Kulturwissenschaften - Sonstiges, observe: 1,0, FernUniversität Hagen (Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften), Veranstaltung: Geschichte der Schriftkultur, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Die japanische Schrift ist eine der –wenn nicht die– komplexeste gebräuchliche Schrift, nicht zuletzt weil sie sich vier verschiedener Schriften bedient, einer logographischen, zwei Silben- und einer Alphabetenschrift.

Read e-book online A History of Anthropology (Anthropology, Culture and PDF

This can be a completely up-to-date and revised version of a favored vintage of recent anthropology. The authors supply summaries of ‘Enlightenment’, ‘Romantic’ and ‘Victorian’ anthropology, from the cultural theories of Morgan and Taylor to the customarily ignored contributions of German students. The ambiguous dating among anthropology and nationwide cultures is additionally thought of.

Read e-book online Settled Strangers: Asian Business Elites in East Africa PDF

Settled Strangers goals at realizing the social, financial and political evolution of the transnational migrant group of Gujarati investors and retailers in East Africa. The heritage of South Asians in East Africa is neither a part of the mainstream nationwide Indian heritage nor that of East African heritage writing.

A Clan Mother's Call: Reconstructing Haudenosaunee Cultural by Jeanette Rodriguez,Iakoiane Wakerahkats:teh PDF

Addresses the significance of Haudenosaunee girls within the rebuilding of the Iroquois state. Indigenous groups all over the world are amassing to either reclaim and proportion their ancestral knowledge. conscious of and drawing from those social activities, A extended family Mother’s name articulates Haudenosaunee women’s worldview that honors ladies, clanship, and the earth.

Additional info for The Miskitu People of Awastara (Llilas New Interpretations of Latin America Series)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

The Miskitu People of Awastara (Llilas New Interpretations of Latin America Series) by Philip A. Dennis

by Edward

Rated 4.81 of 5 – based on 6 votes