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The Resource The spears of twilight : life and death in the Amazon jungle, Philippe Descola ; translated from the French by Janet Lloyd

The spears of twilight : life and death in the Amazon jungle, Philippe Descola ; translated from the French by Janet Lloyd

Label
The spears of twilight : life and death in the Amazon jungle
Title
The spears of twilight
Title remainder
life and death in the Amazon jungle
Statement of responsibility
Philippe Descola ; translated from the French by Janet Lloyd
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
The Spears of Twilight is the extraordinary story of three years among the legendary Jivaro Indians of South America by Philippe Descola, a student of Claude Levi-Strauss. Isolated in the jungle of the Upper Amazon on the border of Ecuador and Peru, the Achuar are a tribe of Jivaros whose reputation for headhunting has kept them safe for centuries from incursions by whites. The Spears of Twilight is the story of Descola's years among them and a tribute to their resistance. Chronicling his growing intellectual and emotional intimacy with the Achuar, Descola leads the reader through the joys and sorrows of their daily life: the drama of their remarkable belligerence, the poetry of their magical songs, and the excitement of their mystic encounters with the spirits of ancestors. The Spears of Twilight is also a fascinating narrative of Descola's gradual comprehension of the Achuar's consciousness; through the book a sophisticated and unusual cosmology emerges that deeply undermines our own understanding of time, religion, nature, and society
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Descola, Philippe
Dewey number
981/.1004983
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F2230.2.J58
LC item number
D4713 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jivaran Indians
  • Amazon River Region
  • Jivaran Indians
  • Manners and customs
  • Amazon River Region
  • Jivaro (volk)
  • Geweld
  • Jibaros (familia indígena)
Label
The spears of twilight : life and death in the Amazon jungle, Philippe Descola ; translated from the French by Janet Lloyd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 426-442) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34471521
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
458 pages
Isbn
9781565842281
Lccn
96012955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o34471521
  • (OCoLC)34471521
Label
The spears of twilight : life and death in the Amazon jungle, Philippe Descola ; translated from the French by Janet Lloyd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 426-442) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34471521
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
458 pages
Isbn
9781565842281
Lccn
96012955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o34471521
  • (OCoLC)34471521

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