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By: Loretta A Cormier
288 pages, Illus
Anthropologist Cormier spent 15 months living among the Guaja, a foraging people in a remote area of Brazil. The result is this ethnographic study of the extraordinary relationship between the Guaja Indians and monkeys. While monkeys are an important food source for the Guaja, some are adopted and nurtured like human children.
This book is an enchanting introduction to the world of anthropology for students and enthusiasts alike. -- Carlotta Maggio & Elisabetta Visalberghi American Journal of Primatology very interesting reading...the principal beneficiaries of this book will be social and cultural anthropologists and ethnologists -- Eckhard W. Heymann Current Anthropology Cormier presents a readable and enjoyable account of the Guaja and how their lives are intertwined with the lives of various primate species. Journal of Anthropological Research 2004 The best example yet of an emerging field called ethnoprimatology... Cormier deserves high praise. -- W.C. McGrew Human Ecology 12/1/2005
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