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The Ecology of Power
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Examines the indigenous people discovered in Brazil in 1884, drawing from written and oral history, ethnography, and archaeology.
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Table of Contents

Preface Kuikuru Orthography List of Figures List of Tables 1. Introduction Part I: Deep Temporality 2. Culture and History: The Longue Duree 3. The Ancient Regime 4. Colonialism and Ethnogenesis Part II: Power, Place, and Personhood 5. Landscape and Livelihood: Ethos of Settled Life 6. In the Midst of Others: Society, Ritual, and Chiefly Politics 7. The Pedigree of a Contradiction: Body and State in Amazonia 8. Conclusion: Temporality, Perspective, and Personhood in Amazonian Ethnology Notes Bibliography Glossar y of Indigenous Terms Index

About the Author

Michael Heckenberger is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida--Gainesville. He has recieved numerous research grants and is principal investigator in the Southern Amazon Ethno-archaeological Project. He is co-author of the forthcoming Archaeology of the Amazon (Cambridge University Press).

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"This is a first-class volume in which the author provides a complex and much-needed depiction and analysis of Amazonian peoples in the Xingu over the past thousand years." -Neil L. Whitehead, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Journal of Anthropological Research, 2005

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