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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Whitten, Norman E.
Sicuanga Runa: the other side of development in Amazonian
Published By: Original publisher
Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 1985. Urbana :
University of Illinois Press, c1985. Description: xi, 314 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Norman E. Whitten, Jr.
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Canelos Quichua (SD18)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Revelation and divination (787);
Spirits and gods (776);
Life history materials (159);
Ceramic technology (323);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This monograph focuses primarily on the site of Nayapi
Llacta/Nueva Esperanza (pseudonym for a composite of three hamlets) in Ecuador in order to
explore the theme of the duality of power patterning in the community. In general this book
is about a couple of hundred people whose lifeways reflect remarkable consistency in a
situation characterized by radical change, It is about people who participate in a
subsistence economy and in a market economy, who live in both dispersed and nucleated
residential patterns, who speak two (and sometimes three) languages, who may be seen as
assimilating to modern Ecuadorian ways, and who are developing into a militant ethnic bloc.
It is about a people who, like other people, become ensnared in binding sociopolitical
networks generated by negotiation, transaction and various forms of attachment, and about a
people who act so as to cut the the very bonds that imprison them. This book is, above all
else, about a people who maintain a capacity to respond--a power--based in internal
integrity (or structure) and on adaptability. It is about cultural continuity: it explores
the nature of contradiction and antinomy in social life and seeks to contribute to a theory
of power-- to understand the ability to carry out one's will, despite resistance (p. 19).
Each of the above factors are discussed in detail in the text, with comparisons made to the
more urban town of Puyo.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-300) and
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle; 2009
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Nayapi Llacta/Nueva Esperanza (pseudonym),
near Puyo, Pastaza province, Ecuador
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Canelo Indians//Indians of South America--Ecuador--Ethnic
identity//Power (Social sciences) Ecuador--Ethnic relations//Amazon River Region--Ethnic