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Amazonian ecosystems and atmospheric change since the last glacial maximum

Francis E. Mayle and Mark B. Bush

in Tropical Forests and Global Atmospheric Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567066
eISBN:
9780191717888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567066.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter reviews previously published palaeovegetation and independent palaeoclimatic datasets to determine the responses of Amazonian ecosystems to changes in temperature, precipitation, and ... More


Modelling the past and the future fate of the Amazonian forest

Sharon A. Cowling, Richard A. Betts, Peter M. Cox, Virginia J. Ettwein, Chris D. Jones, Mark A. Maslin, and Steven A. Spall

in Tropical Forests and Global Atmospheric Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567066
eISBN:
9780191717888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567066.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter contrasted HadCM3LC simulations of Amazonian forest at the Last Glacial Maximum (21 kya) and a Younger Dryas-like period (13-12 kya) with predicted responses of future warming to provide ... More


Victims and Warriors: Violence, History, and Memory in Amazonia

Casey High

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039058
eISBN:
9780252097027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039058.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

In 1956, a group of Waorani men killed five North American missionaries in Ecuador. The event cemented the Waorani's reputation as “wild Amazonian Indians” in the eyes of the outside world. It also ... More


Gender in Amazonia and Melanesia: An Exploration of the Comparative Method

Thomas Gregor and Donald Tuzin (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228511
eISBN:
9780520935815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228511.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

One of the great riddles of cultural history is the remarkable parallel that exists between the peoples of Amazonia and those of Melanesia. Although the two regions are separated by half a world in ... More


Afterword

Casey High

in Victims and Warriors: Violence, History, and Memory in Amazonia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039058
eISBN:
9780252097027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039058.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This afterword discusses some of the recent events described in this book that have continued to unfold in Ecuador. The most important of these is the arrest and imprisonment of seven Waorani men ... More


The Gender of Some Amazonian Gifts: An Experiment with an Experiment

Stephen Hugh-Jones

in Gender in Amazonia and Melanesia: An Exploration of the Comparative Method

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228511
eISBN:
9780520935815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228511.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Amazonian and Melanesian ethnography takes “gender” to be a fixed, unitary, and relatively unproblematic attribute of persons. For Amazonia and Melanesia, both intra- and interregional comparisons ... More


The Anguish of Gender: Men's Cults and Moral Contradiction in Amazonia and Melanesia

Thomas A. Gregor and Donald Tuzin

in Gender in Amazonia and Melanesia: An Exploration of the Comparative Method

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228511
eISBN:
9780520935815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228511.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

There are remarkable resemblances between men's cults in Amazonia and Melanesia. The similarities include myths of matriarchy and role reversal; body imagery that merges male and female reproductive ... More


Comparing Gender in Amazonia and Melanesia: A Theoretical Orientation

Thomas A. Gregor and Donald Tuzin

in Gender in Amazonia and Melanesia: An Exploration of the Comparative Method

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228511
eISBN:
9780520935815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228511.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter explores the sources and theoretical implications of remarkable similarities between societies in Amazonia and Melanesia, a comparison which combines the universalist and localist ... More


Two Forms of Masculine Ritualized Rebirth: The Melanesian Body and the Amazonian Cosmos

Pascale Bonnemère

in Gender in Amazonia and Melanesia: An Exploration of the Comparative Method

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228511
eISBN:
9780520935815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228511.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter draws a comparison between male cults in a specific part of Papua New Guinea and in a limited region of Amazonia, considering the myth of matriarchy, the exclusion of women, and physical ... More


The Variety of Fertility Cultism in Amazonia: A Closer Look at Gender Symbolism in Northwestern Amazonia

Jonathan D. Hill

in Gender in Amazonia and Melanesia: An Exploration of the Comparative Method

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228511
eISBN:
9780520935815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228511.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter examines the prevalence of male hierarchy and exclusiveness in terms of “marked” and “unmarked” fertility cults in Amazonia. Marked fertility cults are those in which male rituals ... More


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