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Title Comparative Arawakan histories : rethinking language family and culture area in Amazonia / edited by Jonathan D. Hill and Fernando Santos-Granero.
Imprint Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2002]

Subject Arawakan Indians -- Congresses.
Arawakan languages -- Congresses.
Alt Name Hill, Jonathan David, 1954-
Santos-Granero, Fernando, 1955-
Description 1 online resource
Note "Written in 1999 and 2000 in preparation for the International Conference 'Comparative Arawakan Histories: Rethinking Language Family and Culture Area in Amazonia'"--Acknowledgments.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [295]-325) and index.
Note Description based on print version record.
Contents Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART 1: LANGUAGES, CULTURES, AND LOCAL HISTORIES -- 1. The Arawakan Matrix: Ethos, Language, and History in Native South America -- 2. Arawak Linguistic and Cultural Identity through Time: Contact, Colonialism, and Creolization -- 3. Historical Linguistics and Its Contribution to Improving Knowledge of Arawak -- PART 2: HIERARCHY, DIASPORA, AND NEW IDENTITIES -- 4. Rethinking the Arawakan Diaspora: Hierarchy, Regionality, and the Amazonian Formative
5. Social Forms and Regressive History: From the Campa Cluster to the Mojos and from the Mojos to the Landscaping Terrace-Builders of the Bolivian Savanna6. Piro, Apurina, and Campa: Social Dissimilation and Assimilation as Historical Processes in Southwestern Amazonia -- 7. Both Omphalos and Margin: On How the Pa'ikwene (Palikur) See Themselves to Be at the Center and on the Edge at the Same Time -- PART 3: POWER, CULTISM, AND SACRED LANDSCAPES -- 8. A New Model of the Northern Arawakan Expansion
9. Shamanism, Colonialism, and the Wild Woman: Fertility Cultism and Historical Dynamics in the Upper Rio Negro Region10. Secret Religious Cults and Political Leadership: Multiethnic Confederacies from Northwestern Amazonia -- 11. Porphetic Traditions among the Baniwa and Other Arawakan Peoples of the Northwest Amazon -- References Cited -- Contributors -- Index
ISBN 9780252091506 epub
0252027582 Cloth : acid-free paper
9780252027581 (Cloth ; acid-free paper)
0252027582 (Cloth ; acid-free paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9780252091506
OCLC # 811409841
Additional Format Print version: Comparative Arawakan histories 0252027582 (Cloth : acid-free paper) (DLC) 2001007537

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