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The Resource The Napo Runa of Amazonian Ecuador, Michael Uzendoski

The Napo Runa of Amazonian Ecuador, Michael Uzendoski

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The Napo Runa of Amazonian Ecuador
Title
The Napo Runa of Amazonian Ecuador
Statement of responsibility
Michael Uzendoski
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Based upon historical and archival research, as well as the author's years of fieldwork in indigenous communities, Michael Uzendoski's theoretically informed work analyzes value from the perspective of the Napo Runa people of the Amazonian Ecuador. _x000B_Written in a clear and readable style, The Napo Runa of Amazonian Ecuador presents theoretical issues of value, poetics, and kinship as linked to the author's intersubjective experiences in Napo Runa culture. Drawing on insights from the theory of gift and value, Uzendoski argues that Napo Runa culture personifies value by transforming things into people through a process of subordinating them to human relationships. While many traditional exchange models treat the production of things as inconsequential, the Napo Runa understand production to involve a relationship with natural beings (plants, animals, spirits of the forest), which are considered to be subjects that share spiritual substance, or samai. Throughout the book, value is revealed as the outcome of a complicated poetics of transformation by which things and persons are woven into kinship forms that define daily social and ritual life. _x000B_
Cataloging source
E7B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Interpretations of culture in the new millennium
The Napo Runa of Amazonian Ecuador, Michael Uzendoski
Label
The Napo Runa of Amazonian Ecuador, Michael Uzendoski
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/j.ctt1xcm80
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-192) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : value and ethnographic translation -- Sinzhi runa : the birth process and the development of the will -- The poetics of social form -- Ritual marriage and making kin -- The transformation of affinity into consanguinity -- Meat, manioc brew, and desire -- The return of Jumandy : value and the indigenous uprising of 2001
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Extent
1 online resource (xii, 198 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252072550
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote

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