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Getting to Know Waiwai

An Amazonian Ethnography

By Alan Campbell

Routledge – 1995 – 264 pages

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    August 17th 1995
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Living with the Wayapi, and their charismatic leader Waiwai, is a serious adventure. It is demanding, and can turn dangerous in a moment. The environment is a difficult one, but beautiful and baffling in its richness. And the job of learning about the people is like a journey without end.

Alan Campbell tells the story of these people, and of the time he spent with them, in an imaginative, beautifully written account which looks back from a century into the future to relate a way of life that is being destroyed. In doing so, he addresses important and complex issues in current anthroplogical theory in a way which makes them accessible without sacrificing any of their subtlety.

Name: Getting to Know Waiwai: An Amazonian Ethnography (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Alan Campbell. Living with the Wayapi, and their charismatic leader Waiwai, is a serious adventure. It is demanding, and can turn dangerous in a moment. The environment is a difficult one, but beautiful and baffling in its richness. And the job of learning about the...
Categories: Cultural Studies, Anthropology - Soc Sci