Tristes Tropiques

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Penguin, Jan 31, 2012 - Social Science - 448 pages
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"A magical masterpiece."—Robert Ardrey. A chronicle of the author's search for a civilization "reduced to its most basic expression."
 

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Contents

A facial painting 194
PART SIX BORORO
Gold and Diamonds
Virtuous Savages
The penis sheath 217
A lip ornament and earrings 218
Plan of Kejara village 220
A wooden club for killing fish 222

The Making of an Anthropologist
Sunset
PART THREE THE NEW WORLD
The Doldrums
Guanabara
Crossing the Tropic
São Paulo
PART FOUR THE EARTH AND ITS INHABITANTS
Towns and Countryside
An ancient figa found at Pompeii 111
A calvary cross from the State of São Paulo 114
Pioneer Zone
The Magic Carpet
Crowds
Markets
PART FIVE CADUVEO
Parana
Caingang pottery 157
Pantanal
Nalike
5A waterjar 173
Three specimens of Caduveo pottery 174
Caduveo jewellery 175
A Native Community and its LifeStyle
and 11 Caduveo patterns 179
1217 Motifs used in body painting and 181 183
Two facepaintings 186
A pattern painted on leather 189
and 23 Body paintings as recorded in 1895 and 1935 192
Bows with clan decorations 223
Emblazoned penis sheaths 226
A black pottery bowl 228
Two specimens of the Bororo pocketknife 228
The Living and the Dead
A Bororo painting representing an officiant trumpets a rattle and various ornaments
PART SEVEN NAMBIKWARA
The Lost World
In the Sertão
On the Line
Family Life
A Writing Lesson
Men Women and Chiefs
PART EIGHT TUPIKAWAHIB
A Canoe Trip
Robinson Crusoe
In the Forest
The Village of the Crickets
The Farce of the Japim Bird
Amazonia
Seringal
PART NINE THE RETURN
The Apotheosis of Augustus
A Little Glass of
Taxila
The Kyong
Index
BORORO
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Claude Levi-Strauss (1908-2009), the founder of structural anthropology, was born in Belgium and studied at the University of Paris. A member of the French Academy, he authored numerous works, including Structural Anthropology, The Savage Mind, and Myth and Meaning.

Patrick Wilcken is the author of Claude Levi-Strauss: The Father of Modern Anthropology. He lives in London.

John Weightman
(1915-2004) and Doreen Weightman (d. 1985) together translated several important anthropological works of Claude Levi-Strauss and a book about Rousseau by Jean Guehenno.


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