Book

Akwẽ-Shavante society

Clarendon PressOxford • Published In 1967 • Pages:

By: Maybury-Lewis, David.

Abstract
A comprehensive account of Xavante culture and society, this book describes the structure and organization of several communities, during times scarcity when they went on extended treks seeking wild foods, and during times of plenty when they assembled for extensive ceremonies. Two or more factions competed for political dominance at each level of social organization: village, age-set, clan, and lineage.
Subjects
Location
Topography and geology
Annual cycle
Collecting
Hunting and trapping
Community structure
Settlement patterns
Inter-community relations
Sodalities
Age stratification
Household
Polygamy
Kin relationships
Lineages
Gender status
Status, role, and prestige
Gender roles and issues
Organized ceremonial
Puberty and initiation
Acculturation and culture contact
culture
Xavante
Region
South America
Sub Region
Eastern South America
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Anthropologist-4, 5
Analyst
Teferi Abate Adem; 2015
Coverage Date
1958-1964
Coverage Place
eastern Mato Grosso, Brazil
Notes
By David Maybury-Lewis
Includes bibliographical references (p.343-348)
LCCN
67078375
LCSH
Xavante Indians