Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians
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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Pädagogik
Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians is Pierre Clastres’s account of his 1963–64 encounter with this small Paraguayan tribe, a precise and detailed recording of the history, ritual, myths, and culture of this remarkably unique, and now vanished, people. “Determined not to let the slightest detail” escape him or to leave unanswered the many questions prompted by his personal experiences, Clastres follows the Guayaki in their everyday lives.
Now available for the first time in a stunningly beautiful translation by Paul Auster, Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians radically alters not only the Western academic conventions in which other cultures are thought but also the discipline of political anthropology itself.
Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians was awarded the Alta Prize in nonfiction by the American Literary Translators Association.
Wild boar, Tickling, Distrust, Atahualpa, Hake, Humiliation, Incest, Stupidity, Household, Bow and arrow, Tapir, Courtesy, Flood myth, Prostitution, Cruelty, Grief, Francisco Pizarro, Mother, Agriculture, Ox, Homosexuality, The Other Hand, Penicillin, Polyandry, Hatred, Massage, Indigestion, Injunction, The Various, Disgust, Faithfulness, Penis, Generosity, Cooking, Heart of palm, Affair, Cunt, Meal, Cannibalism, Putrefaction, Skullcap, Godparent, Exchange of women, Seclusion, Paraguay, Persecution, Coconut, Disease, Paul Auster, South America, Rodent, Allusion, Idiot, Femininity, Vagina, Resentment, Burial, Aggression, Coati, Slavery, Masculinity, Fellatio, Sadness, Shaving, Capybara, Forehead, Social order, Peccary, Weapon, In the Water, Labret, Menstruation, Beeswax, Torpor, Indication (medicine), Howler monkey, Vegetation, Superiority (short story), Whistling, The First Man, Widow, Wickedness, Scarification, Indian Killer, Pierre Clastres, Island of Silence, Infant, Oppression, Firewood, Cornmeal, Childbirth, Vegetable, Delicacy, Rigor mortis, Dark skin, Umbilical cord, Mourning, Tomb, Spaniards, Mead