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The Resource Upriver : the turbulent life and times of an Amazonian people, Michael F. Brown

Upriver : the turbulent life and times of an Amazonian people, Michael F. Brown

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Upriver : the turbulent life and times of an Amazonian people
Title
Upriver
Title remainder
the turbulent life and times of an Amazonian people
Statement of responsibility
Michael F. Brown
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this remarkable story of one man's encounter with an indigenous people of Peru, Michael Brown guides his readers upriver into a contested zone of the Amazonian frontier, where more than 50,000 Awajun renowned for their pugnacity and fierce independence remain determined, against long odds, to live life on their own terms. When Brown took up residence with the Awajun in 1976, he knew little about them other than their ancestors reputation as fearsome headhunters. The fledgling anthropologist was immediately impressed by his hosts vivacity and resourcefulness. But eventually his investigations led him into darker corners of a world where murderous vendettas, fear of sorcery, and a shocking incidence of suicide were still common. Peru's Shining Path insurgency in the 1980s forced Brown to refocus his work elsewhere. Revisiting his field notes decades later, now with an older man's understanding of life's fragility, Brown saw a different story: a tribal society trying, and sometimes failing, to maintain order in the face of an expanding capitalist frontier. Curious about how the Awajun were faring, Brown returned to the site in 2012, where he found a people whose combative self-confidence had led them to the forefront of South America's struggle for indigenous rights. Written with insight, sensitivity, and humor, Upriver paints a vivid picture of a rapidly growing population that is refashioning its warrior tradition for the twenty-first century. Embracing literacy and digital technology, the Awajun are using hard-won political savvy to defend their rainforest home and right of self-determination
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Michael F.
Dewey number
306.0985/46
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F3429.1.A3
LC item number
B76 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of South America
  • Indians of South America
  • Indians of South America
  • Amazonas (Peru)
  • Amazonas (Peru)
  • Indians of South America
  • Indians of South America
  • Indians of South America
  • Manners and customs
  • Social conditions
  • Peru
  • Indigenes Volk
  • Aguaruna
  • Alltag
  • Ritual
  • Soziokultureller Wandel
  • Amazonas
  • Peru
Label
Upriver : the turbulent life and times of an Amazonian people, Michael F. Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
pt. I. 1976--1978 : Andean prelude ; Armadillo for breakfast ; Puzzle pieces ; Jesus versus the warrior spirits ; Four weddings and a funeral ; Trouble in mind ; Hard lessons -- pt. II. 1980--2012 : Civilization's twisting road ; Boundary condition ; Looking back
Control code
ocn875999867
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780674368071
Lccn
2014004981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674368071
  • (OCoLC)875999867
Label
Upriver : the turbulent life and times of an Amazonian people, Michael F. Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
pt. I. 1976--1978 : Andean prelude ; Armadillo for breakfast ; Puzzle pieces ; Jesus versus the warrior spirits ; Four weddings and a funeral ; Trouble in mind ; Hard lessons -- pt. II. 1980--2012 : Civilization's twisting road ; Boundary condition ; Looking back
Control code
ocn875999867
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780674368071
Lccn
2014004981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674368071
  • (OCoLC)875999867

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