People of the Ucayali: The Shipibo and Conibo of Peru

Author(s):
Eakin, Lucille, Erwin Lauriault, and Harry Boonstra
Description:

This book describes the cultures of two closely related language groups in the Peruvian Amazon: the Shipibo and Conibo. It shares personal observations of their subsistence and economic, social, and political organization. People of the Ucayali looks at their view of medicine and the supernatural and discusses their life cycles.

Table of Contents:
Illustrations
Preface

1. Instruction
History
Acculturation

2. Subsistence
Hunting and Fishing
Agriculture
Animal Husbandry
Food Preparation and Consumption

3. Economic Organization and manufacture
External Economic Relations
Property
Manufacture
Transportation

4. Arts, Dress, and Recreation
Attire
Music and Dance
Celebrations

5. Political and Social Organization
Authority Structure
Offences and Sanctions
Social and Residential Structure
Kinship Terminology
Marriage
Clans

6. Man and the Supernatural
Myth
The Spiritual World
Man’s Spirit
Magical Plants

7. Medicine
Medical Conditions
Ethnomedicine
Western Medicine

8. Life Cycle
Pregnancy and Childbirth
Childhood
Formal Education
Puberty
Marriage Preparations
Married Life
Termination of Marriage
Death
End of Mourning
Remarriage

References
Retail Price:
$9.00
Date:
1986
Extent:
ix, 62 pages
ISBN 13:
978-0883121634
Subject:
Ethnography
ISBN 10:
0883121638
Size:
6 × 9 × 0.14 in
Weight:
0.3 lb
Field:
Country:
Peru
Subject Languages:
Content Language: