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Indigenous Networks and Evangelical Frontiers: Problems with Governance and Ethics in Cases of ‘Voluntary Isolation’ in Contemporary Amazonia (Book chapter)

Book title: Hunter-gatherers in a Changing World

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ISBN: 9783319422695 9783319422718 Year: DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42271-8_10 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Grant: Wellcome Trust
Subject: Anthropology
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The periodic emergence of indigenous peoples living in voluntary isolation in Amazonia have given rise to sensational media reports and heated academic
debate. In this chapter we describe briefly the historical and contemporary relations
between indigenous peoples in and out of isolation in the Guiana Shield region of
North-eastern South America and discuss the role of indigenous missionaries in
histories of contact. After considering these facts in relation to some of the general
debates about isolated peoples and policy, we assess the ethical dimensions of the
question of emergence from isolation.

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CHAPTER 2 First Contacts, Slavery and Kinship in North-Eastern Amazonia (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781785330841 9781785330834 Year: Pages: 18 Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Wellcome Trust
Subject: Anthropology
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The first book to address the classic anthropological theme of property through the ethnography of Amazonia, Ownership and Nurture sets new and challenging terms for anthropological debates about the region and about property in general. Property and ownership have special significance and carry specific meanings in Amazonia, which has been portrayed as the antithesis of Western, property-based, civilization. Through carefully constructed studies of land ownership, slavery, shamanism, spirit mastery, aesthetics, and intellectual property, this volume demonstrates that property relations are of central importance in Amazonia, and that the ownership of persons plays an especially significant role in native cosmology.

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