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Author Castro, Eduardo Batalha Viveiros de.

Title From the enemy's point of view : humanity and divinity in an Amazonian society / Eduardo Viveiros de Castro ; translated by Catherine V. Howard.

Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992.

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 UniM Bail  299.883 CAST    DUE 17-04-15 BILLED
Uniform title Araweté. English
Physical description xx, 407 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes Translation of: Araweté.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [377]-391) and index.
Contents 1. Cosmology and Society. 1. The Cannibal Gods. 2. Living with the Arawete. 3. The Tupi-Guarani Landscape -- 2. Approaching the Arawete. 1. The Country. 2. The Regional Context. 3. The People. 4. History -- 3. The Forsaken Ones. 1. The Separation. 2. Who's Who in the Cosmos. 3. Gods and Spirits. 4. Tupi-Guarani Cosmologies -- 4. The Frame of Life. 1. The Year. 2. The Village. 3. A Day in the Dry Season. 4. Difficulty at the Beginning -- 5. Nurture and Supernature. 1. Mild Beer. 2. Strong Beer. 3. Meat and Honey. 4. The Alimentary Forms of the Religious Life -- 6. Familiar Terms. 1. The Mixture. 2. Names. 3. Relatives. 4. Eluding Affinity -- 7. Birth, and Copulation, and Death. 1. The Facts of Life. 2. Passions. 3. Death. 4. Only the Bones Forget -- 8. Alien Words. 1. The Marriage of Heaven and Earth. 2. Shamanism and the Music of the Gods. 3. Killers and the Music of Enemies. 4. The Enemy's Point of View -- 9. Beings of Becoming. 1. The Cannibal Cogito.
2. Spiritual Dualism and Cosmological Triads. 3. My Brother-in-law the Jaguar -- 10. The Anti-Narcissus. 1. Vengeance and Sacrifice. 2. A Rare Bird. 3. On Dialogical Anthropophagy. 4. The Anti-Social Contract. 5. Eaters of Raw Flesh -- Appendix 1-A: Arawete Villages in 1981-83 -- Appendix 1-B: List of Historical Arawete Villages -- Appendix 2-A: Arawete Population -- Appendix 2-B: Genealogies -- Appendix 3: Botanical and Zoological Terms (English, Portuguese, Arawete, Latin) -- Appendix 4: Glossary of Arawete Terms.
Subject Araweté Indians.
Tupi Indians -- Religion.
Indians of South America -- Brazil -- Religion.
Cannibalism -- Brazil.
ISBN 0226858022 (paperback: alk. paper)
0226858014 (alk. paper)