Chapter

Ninichú

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/9780813033785.003.0003
Ninichú

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This chapter discusses Urarina factionalism and patterns of itinerant residence. These are consistent with a strategy of autonomy that is achieved largely through oscilliation between polar extremes of “isolation” and “national” integration. The chapter also demonstrates that the Chambira lands from which forest goods are being extracted or produced is increasingly coming under pressure emanating from market forces.

Keywords: Urarina; factionalism; itinerant residence; autonomy; Chambira lands; market forces; isolation; national integration

Chapter.  11617 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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