- Series: Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 1 edition (November 7, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0155037978
- ISBN-13: 978-0155037977
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,661,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Waorani: The Contexts of Violence and War 1st Edition
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The Robarcheks spent time living with the Waorani in 1987 and again on a follow-up trip in 1993. They had previously spent time living with the Semai tribe in Malaysia, quite similar to the Waorani in many respects - hunting with blowguns and darts, cultivating manioc, similar systems of descent, living deep in a rainforest with primitive technology - and yet for all the similarities, the Semai were some of the most peaceful people around whereas the Waorani were one of (if not the) most violent societies on earth. What made the difference? And why did the Waorani murder rate suddenly drop 90% in the early 1960s? These are part of what this book explores.Read more ›