Amazon Town: A Study of Human Life in the Tropics by Charles WagleyAmazon Town: A Study of Human Life in the Tropics by Charles Wagley

Amazon Town: A Study of Human Life in the Tropics

byCharles Wagley

Paperback | November 29, 2013

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Charles Wagley (1913-1991) was an American anthropologist specializing in rural Latin America. His principal focus was on Brazil, where he is considered to be one of the founders of contemporary Brazilian anthropology. He made major contributions to the concept of culture areas for LatinAmerica (including a typology of subcultures for the region) and to the notion that race was a cultural construct. He conducted extensive research in the Amazon among indigenous groups and rural Brazilians. Out of the latter came his classic description of life in the Amazon: Amazon Town. With thisvolume, editor/author Richard Pace has revised and updated Charles Wagley's Amazon Town to coincide with Wagley's 100th birthday in late 2013.
Charles Wagley was Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Specializing in rural Latin America, he was a leading pioneer in the development of Brazilian anthropology. Conrad Kottak is the Julian H. Steward Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of...
Title:Amazon Town: A Study of Human Life in the TropicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 29, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199335257

ISBN - 13:9780199335251

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Table of Contents

Conrad Kottak: ForewordPreface to the 2013 EditionPreface to the 1976 EditionPreface1. The Problem of Humanity in the Tropics2. An Amazon Community3. Making a Living in the Tropics4. Social Relations in an Amazon Community5. Family Affairs in an Amazon Community6. People Also Play7. From Magic to Science8. A Community in an Underdeveloped Area: The Struggle for Liberation and Sustainable DevelopmentReferencesIndex