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Upriver : the turbulent life and times of an Amazonian people

Author: Michael F Brown
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:EBOOK PACKAGE Complete Package 2014 EBOOK PACKAGE Social Sciences 2014 HUP Complete eBook Package 2011-2014 HUP eBook Package 2014 HUP eBook Package Backlist 2000-2014 HUP eBook Package Frontlist 2014-2015
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In this remarkable story of one man's encounter with an indigenous people of Peru, Michael Brown guides his readers upriver into a contested zone of the Amazonian frontier, where more than 50,000 Awajun renowned for their pugnacity and fierce independence remain determined, against long odds, to live life on their own terms. When Brown took up residence with the Awajun in 1976, he knew little about them other than  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
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Brown, Michael F. (Michael Fobes), 1950-
Upriver : the turbulent life and times of an Amazonian people.
Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, ©2014
321 pages
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael F Brown
ISBN: 9780674368071 067436807X 9783110369526 9783110370416 9783110374889 9783110374896 9783110459517 9783110442199
OCLC Number: 875999867
Language Note: In English.
Awards: Nominated for Bryce Wood Book Award 2015
Description: 321 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. I. 1976--1978 : Andean prelude ; Armadillo for breakfast ; Puzzle pieces ; Jesus versus the warrior spirits ; Four weddings and a funeral ; Trouble in mind ; Hard lessons --
pt. II. 1980--2012 : Civilization's twisting road ; Boundary condition ; Looking back.
Responsibility: Michael F. Brown.
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In this story of one man's encounter with an indigenous people of Peru, Michael Brown guides his readers upriver into a contested zone of the Amazonian frontier, where more than 50,000  Read more...

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Brown writes elegantly...This is...a powerful, moving and entertaining book about one of the most interesting indigenous peoples in South America. -- John Hemming * Times Literary Supplement * Read more...

 
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