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Introduction

Bartholomew Dean

in Urarina Society, Cosmology, and History in Peruvian Amazonia

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033785
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038384 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813033785.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter discusses the Urarina, which is an indigenous Amazonian society occupying the Chambira Basin of northeastern Peru. Aside from providing background information on the main topic of the book, it also looks at the purposes and aims of the preceding chapters. The different research methods used by the author in gathering data are also highlighted.

Keywords: Urarina; Chambira Basin; Peru; research methods; Amazonian society

Chapter.  10552 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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