Ownership and nurture : studies in native Amazonian property relations
Title: Ownership and nurture : studies in native Amazonian property relations
Citation: Oxford ; New York : Berghahn, 2016
ISBN: 9781785330834; 9781785330841
The first book to address the classic anthropological theme of property through the ethnography of Amazonia, Ownership and Nurture sets new and challenging terms for anthropological debates about the region and about property in general. Property and ownership have special significance and carry specific meanings in Amazonia, which has been portrayed as the antithesis of Western, property-based, civilization. Through carefully constructed studies of land ownership, slavery, shamanism, spirit mastery, aesthetics, and intellectual property, this volume demonstrates that property relations are of central importance in Amazonia, and that the ownership of persons plays an especially significant role in native cosmology.
Table of Contents:
Introduction: Altering Ownership in Amazonia / Marc Brightman, Carlos Fausto and Vanessa Grotti -- Masters, Slaves, and Real People: Native Understandings of Ownership and Humanness in Tropical American Capturing Societies / Fernando Santos-Granero -- First Contacts, Slavery and Kinship in Northeastern Amazonia / Vanessa Grotti and Marc Brightman -- Fabricating Necessity: Feeding and Commensality in Western Amazonia / Luiz Costa -- Parasitism and Subjection: Modes of Paumari Predation / Oiara Bonilla -- How Much for a Song? The Culture of Calculation and the Calculation of Culture / Carlos Fausto -- The Forgotten Pattern and the Stolen Design: Contract, Exchange and Creativity Among the Kĩsêdjê / Marcela Stockler Coelho de Souza -- Doubles and Owners: Relations of Knowledge, Property and Authorship Among the Marubo / Pedro de Niemeyer Cesarino -- Ownership and Wellbeing Among the Mebêngôkre-Xikrin: Differentiation and Ritual Crisis / Cesar Gordon -- Temporalities of Ownership: Land Possession and its Transformations Among the Tupinambá (Bahia, Brazil) / Susana de Matos Viegas