The Yanomami, the Kayapo & the Onslaught of Civilisation
- ISBN: 9780745312484
- Extent: 176pp
- Release Date: 20 Jun 1998
- Size: 215mm x 135mm
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: 7 photos/1 map
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- Category: Anthropology
A passionate first-hand account of the Yanomami and Kayapó’s struggle to survive in their increasingly ‘civilised’ world, written by a respected academic who has worked with indigenous groups for both Sting and Amnesty International. Linda Rabben interviews celebrated leaders such as Paulinho Payakan and Davi Yanomami; looks at the ways that both groups interact with Brazilian society and the wider world, and considers their differing futures.
About The Author
Linda Rabben is an anthropologist, human rights advocate and independent consultant to non-governmental organisations. She has written for many publications, including the Nation and Cultural Survival and is founder of a human rights NGO helping survivors of human rights abuses in Brazil and the United States. She has a PhD in Anthropology and Latin American Studies from Cornell University and has done field research on Brazilian culture and society and represented Amnesty International as Brazil group coordinator.