1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

ANTH 3152

Course Name: 
Amazonian Peoples
Career: 
Undergraduate
Units: 
3.00

Native Lowland South American people have been portrayed as "animistic", "totemic", "shamanic", "mythologic", "Dreauduan", "slash and burn horticulturalists", "stateless", "gentle", "fierce", and much more. What do these anthropological portraits mean and what do they contribute to the collective body of Western intellectual thought? Is there any relation between such thinking and the experience of being "Indian" in Amazonian societies? Are there any other ways of understanding the Amazonian social experiences? This course addresses these questions through a reading of the ethnography of the region. This course will satisfy the non-western perspectives requirement. 

Professor/s: 
Requirements: 
Ethnography Area Requirement
Beyond the West