Neil L. Whitehead

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Anthropologies of Guayana

Cultural Spaces in Northeastern Amazonia

The University of Arizona Press

This important collection brings together the work of scholars from North America, South America, and Europe to reveal the anthropological significance of Guayana, the ancient realm of El Dorado and still the scene of gold and diamond mining. Beginning with the earliest civilizations of the region, the chapters focus on the historical ecology of the rain forest and the archaeological record up to the sixteenth century, as well as ethnography, ethnology, and perceptions of space. The book features extensive discussions of the history of a range of indigenous groups, such as the Waiwai, Trio, Wajãpi, and Palikur. Contributions analyze the emergence of a postcolonial national society, the contrasts between the coastlands and upland regions, and the significance of race and violence in contemporary politics.

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Human No More

Digital Subjectivities, Unhuman Subjects, and the End of Anthropology

University Press of Colorado

Turning an anthropological eye toward cyberspace, Human No More explores how conditions of the online world shape identity, place, culture, and death within virtual communities.

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Anthropologies of Guayana

The University of Arizona Press

Unlike better-known regions of the Amazon, Guayana--a broad cultural region that includes the countries of Guyana, Surinam, and French Guiana, as well as parts of eastern Venezuela and northern Brazil--has rarely been integrated into the broader narratives of South American anthropology and history. Nevertheless, Guayana provides a unique ...

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