Drama and Power in a Hunting Society: The Selk'nam of Tierra Del Fuego

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CUP Archive, 11 nov. 1982 - 201 páginas
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The Selk'nam people, now virtually extinct, are a classic example of hunting societies. The book is based on the author's field work among the last surviving 'pure' Selk'nam, as well as an exhaustive review of the previous literature.
 

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Introduction
1
History and environment
7
The socioeconomic structure
40
The ideology
66
The setting and symbolism of the Hain ceremony
78
Girls puberty rite and the organization of the Hain ceremony
89
Daily and frequent scenes of the Hain
112
The climax and anticlimax of the Hain
139
For women only page
146
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