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Author Yu, Pei-Lin, 1964-
Title Hungry lightning : notes of a woman anthropologist in Venezuela / Pei-Lin Yu.
Imprint Albuquerque, N.M. : University of New Mexico Press, [1997]
Edition First edition.

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Author Yu, Pei-Lin, 1964-
Subject Yu, Pei-Lin, 1964-
Women anthropologists -- Venezuela -- Biography.
Yaruro Indians -- Social life and customs.
Ethnology -- Fieldwork.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 238 pages) : illustrations, map
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Edition First edition.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-238).
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Summary A young student of archaeology receives an offer she can't refuse, the chance to live among the Pume, a South American hunting-and-gathering people who call the tropical Venezuelan savannah home. During their time in the village of Doro Ana, the author and the principal researcher study a vanishing way of life in which cash money, the written word, automobiles, and airplanes are rare and frightening intrusions. Yu, adopted into a Pume family, provides an informal personal account of her two years' stay, describing the daily cycles of birth, growth, romance, sickness, healing, and death among the villagers. Yu's journal entries seek to present, through a young American's eyes, a sketch of her Pume family, their heroic struggle to survive in a changing world, and the power, humor, and mystery of the Pume way of life.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585187568 (electronic bk.)
9780585187563 (electronic bk.)
082631807X (pbk.)
9780826318077 (pbk.)
OCLC # 44965383
Additional Format Print version: Yu, Pei-Lin, 1964- Hungry lightning. 1st ed. Albuquerque, N.M. : University of New Mexico Press, ©1997 082631807X (DLC) 97004845 (OCoLC)36776381

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