Affable Savages: An Anthropologist Among the Urubu Indians


Affable Savages: An Anthropologist Among the Urubu Indians of Brazil [PDF] ✅ Affable Savages: An Anthropologist Among the Urubu Indians of Brazil By Francis Huxley – Thomashillier.co.uk Francis Huxley the anthropologist son of Julian Huxley recently paid two visits to the Indian tribes of Brazil They live a simple life which centres on the small village and the large family but their Francis Huxley the anthropologist son An Anthropologist eBook ¸ of Julian Huxley recently paid two visits to the Indian tribes of Brazil They live a simple life which centres on the small village and the large family but their beliefs Affable Savages: PDF/EPUB ² and traditions are complicated and have so far remained untouched by modern civilization His first visit was exploratory; his second no less exciting but much better informed has produced this book.

  • Paperback
  • 285 pages
  • Affable Savages: An Anthropologist Among the Urubu Indians of Brazil
  • Francis Huxley
  • English
  • 09 October 2014
  • 9781879215276

About the Author: Francis Huxley

In the early s the An Anthropologist eBook ¸ anthropologist Francis Huxley who has died aged undertook pioneering fieldwork among the Urubu people of the basin The resulting book Affable Savages adopted a new “reflexive” approach to the Affable Savages: PDF/EPUB ² study of culture in which the author’s encounters with the “other” are reflected as much in personal reactions as in objective descriptionsFrancis was a pioneer.



14 thoughts on “Affable Savages: An Anthropologist Among the Urubu Indians of Brazil

  1. Daren Daren says:

    Huxley made two trips to the Brazilian jungle to live with the Urubu Indians learning some of their language listening to their stories and witnessing their lifestyles and ceremonies He spoke with many of the elders taking particular interest in their stories and legendsWhile he is a trained anthropologist his writing style is very non academic I mean that in a good way He doesn't take a highbrow approach of analysis but offers very simple down to earth explanation I found an obituary about him and copied it to his author page where it states that he adopted a new 'reflexive' approach to the study of culture in which the author’s encounters with the 'other' are reflected as much in personal reactions as in objective descriptions and that Francis was a pioneer of this form of anthropological writingBy far the best part of this book is when Huxley tells a legend of tribal story and then gives a concise explanation of how the legend would have originated and for what purpose For that alone this book picked up and extra starAs well as explaining the legends Huxley has organised the book into topic chapters such as Urubu Manners; Chiefs; Hunting and Eating; uarrels; Measles and Death; Sex; Puberty Rites; Shamans; etc These all contain the various stories and legends mentioned above and are all worked in to relevant chaptersHuxley does a pretty good job with pace There are some patches which slow down a bit and had me looking forward a page or two to see how far away the chapter end was but in general it moves from interesting point to interesting point at enough pace to keep the reader interestedMy edition contained no photos Good photos would have helped interpret the descriptions and would have added to the writing They may well have been present in the original non bookclub editionOverall 35 to 4 stars

  2. Des McCartney Des McCartney says:

    After reading this book it makes me glad to be alive in the logical world of technology The Urubu tribe were immersed in what the author calls legendbut which I would call schizophrenia For almost every act in their daily lives there is some ritual that would have to be enacted so as not to 'offend their gods' or some such rubbish They were probably one of the most mythologically immersed cultures aroundas to mathematics

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