By Carla Stang
Our lives are generally composed of normal fact - the stream of moment-to-moment lifestyles - and but it's been mostly ignored as an issue in itself for anthropological learn. during this paintings, the writer achieves an knowing of this a part of truth for the Mehinaku Indians, an Amazonian humans, in levels: first via looking at a variety of facets in their event and moment via referring to how those various points come to play in a circulate of normal awareness, a stroll to the river. during this method, summary schemata corresponding to 'cosmology,' 'sociality,' 'gender,' and the 'everyday' are understood as they're really lived. This e-book contributes to the ethnography of the Amazon, in particular the higher Xingu, with an process that crosses disciplinary limitations among anthropology, philosophy, and psychology. In doing so it makes an attempt to appreciate what Malinowski known as the 'imponderabilia of exact life.'
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