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By Carla Stang

Our lives are often composed of standard fact - the move of moment-to-moment lifestyles - and but it's been principally ignored as an issue in itself for anthropological research. during this paintings, the writer achieves an knowing of this a part of truth for the Mehinaku Indians, an Amazonian humans, in phases: first through staring at a variety of features in their adventure and moment by means of bearing on how those diverse points come to play in a move of normal attention, a stroll to the river. during this means, summary schemata resembling 'cosmology,' 'sociality,' 'gender,' and the 'everyday' are understood as they're truly lived. This ebook contributes to the ethnography of the Amazon, particularly the higher Xingu, with an process that crosses disciplinary barriers among anthropology, philosophy, and psychology. In doing so it makes an attempt to appreciate what Malinowski known as the 'imponderabilia of tangible life.'

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