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By Carla Stang

ISBN-10: 0857451553

ISBN-13: 9780857451552

ISBN-10: 184545555X

ISBN-13: 9781845455552

Our lives are in general composed of standard truth - the move of moment-to-moment life - and but it's been principally neglected as an issue in itself for anthropological examine. during this paintings, the writer achieves an realizing of this a part of truth for the Mehinaku Indians, an Amazonian humans, in phases: first through gazing numerous points in their event and moment by way of touching on how those varied points come to play in a circulation of standard cognizance, a stroll to the river. during this approach, summary schemata akin to 'cosmology,' 'sociality,' 'gender,' and the 'everyday' are understood as they're truly lived. This booklet contributes to the ethnography of the Amazon, in particular the higher Xingu, with an technique that crosses disciplinary limitations among anthropology, philosophy, and psychology. In doing so it makes an attempt to realize what Malinowski referred to as the 'imponderabilia of exact life.'

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