The Mehinaku: The Dream of Daily Life in a Brazilian Indian Village

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University of Chicago Press, 15 aug. 1980 - 398 pagina's
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Thomas Gregor sees the Mehinaku Indians of central Brazil as performers of roles, engaged in an ongoing improvisational drama of community life. The layout of the village and the architecture of the houses make the community a natural theater in the round, rendering the villagers' actions highly visible and audible. Lacking privacy, the Mehinaku have become masters of stagecraft and impression management, enthusiastically publicizing their good citizenship while ingeniously covering up such embarrassments as extramarital affairs and theft.

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Thomas A. Gregor, Professor of Anthropology at Vanderbilt University and author of two volumes on Amazonian peoples, last edited "The Natural History of Peace" (1996). Donald Tuzin is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego. His most recent book is "The Cassowary's Revenge "(1997).

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