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Brazil's Indians and the Onslaught of Civilization

The Yanomami and the Kayapo

The Yanomami and Kayap, two indigenous groups of the Amazon rainforest, have become internationally known through their dramatic and highly publicized encounters with civilization. Both groups struggle to transcend internal divisions, preserve their traditional culture, and defend their land from depredation, while seeking to benefit from the outside world, yet their prospects for the future seem very different. Placing each group in its historical context, Linda Rabben examines the relationship of the Kayap and Yanomami to Brazilian society and the wider world. She combines academic research with a wide variety of sources, including celebrated leaders Paulinho Payakan and Davi Kopenawa, to assess how each group has responded to outside incursions.

This book is a substantially revised edition of Unnatural Selection: The Yanomami, the Kayap, and the Onslaught of Civilization, originally published in 1998, and includes a new chapter examining the controversy for anthropologists studying the Yanomami following the publication of Patrick Tierneys book Darkness in El Dorado. Another new chapter focuses on the resurgence of Northeastern indigenous groups previously thought extinct. The magnitude and significance of indigenous movements has increased greatly, and a new generation of Brazilian indigenous leaders, proficient in Portuguese, is participating in the national political arena.

Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2005

About the Author

Linda Rabben is an anthropologist, human rights advocate, and independent consultant to nongovernmental organizations. She has written widely on Brazilian society and culture.

Reviews

"This may be the best brief introduction to the present plight and prospects of Brazil's indigenous populations and, incidentally, to the controversy over deforestation in the Amazon."—Choice
University of Washington Press

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Other Titles by Linda Rabben

Sanctuary and Asylum

Linda Rabben
Aug 2016 - University of Washington Press
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