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Grand Valley Dani: Peaceful Warriors (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology) Paperback – November 1, 1996

ISBN-13: 978-0155051737 ISBN-10: 0155051733 Edition: 3rd

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  • Series: Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 3 edition (November 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0155051733
  • ISBN-13: 978-0155051737
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #566,460 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Erika Mitchell TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 13, 2006
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This book is an ethnography of the Dani, a people living in the Grand Valley, a temperate plain along the Balim River in central Irian Jaya (New Guinea). Heider visited the region and got to know the Dani during four study visits over nine years, beginning in 1961. The book includes information on standard ethnographic topics, such as environment, population density, labor and its division, tools, arts and play, social relationships, kinship terms, leadership, religion and ritual, funerals, and feasts.

One aspect that makes this book stand out from others of its type is that Heider is forthright in discussing the limitations of his research and conclusions. He notes that he was never able to develop enough fluency in the language to fully comprehend what was being discussed around him, or even what people tried to explain to him. He also describes how hard it was for him to collect information about the culture because the Dani either had no knowledge of or no interest in how their lives might be different from other people's lives. As a man, Heider had limited contact with women, so his descriptions of aspects of women's lives are very superficial. From Heider's descriptions, the Dani were extremely noncompetitive, to the point that they spontaneously eliminated scoring and team play from children's games introduced by government school teachers. To Heider, the Dani seemed to have a relatively easy-going life-style, made possible by a temperate environment with practically no seasonal variation. The diet was based on sweet potatoes and pork, and these could be grown year-round, so there was no need to grow and store surpluses for lean seasons. Heider was very apprehensive about what the future would bring for the Dani, as government officials and teachers introduced new housing materials, new foods, and most importantly new values to the people of the Valley.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Laszlo Wagner on February 5, 2004
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While it is a fascinating reading in itself, this book is best read after the more comprehensive classic "The Dugum Dani" by the same author, of which this work is something of an update.
It is very interesting - though somewhat disturbing - to read how the Grand Valley Dani have coped with four decades of "civilization" under mostly Indonesian rule, during which the Baliem Valley has become a regional government, military and tourism centre all at once.
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By ocd_reader on September 7, 2010
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Heider is one of the experts on this tribal group. The book is clear, concise, and gives new and updated information on the group after his previous publications. I found the last few chapters particuliarly interesting. They gave a lot of informtion about his subsequent visits and the state of the Dani during those visits. I also suggest anything written by Gardner on this group. This book can stand alone with or without his previous research.
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