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The Phantom Gringo Boat: Shamanic Discourse and Development in Panama

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The Phantom Gringo Boat: Shamanic Discourse and Development in Panama

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Overview

Originally published by the Smithsonian Institution in 1994, Stephanie C. Kane's The Phantom Gringo Boat has been recognized as a ground-breaking piece of ethnological research. This second edition contains a new preface by the author and, reprinted in an Appendix, two supplementary essays on gender, the rain-forest and the state, and three reviews of the first edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781877275661
Publisher:
Lisa Loucks Christenson Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
751,394
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface for Second Edition, ........................................................................................ix
Preface, ....................................................................................................................xiii
Abbreviations, ...........................................................................................................xv
Acknowledgments, ...................................................................................................xvii
Introduction, .............................................................................................................xix 
Chronology, .............................................................................................................xxv
1 Contours of Social Space, ........................................................................................1 
2 Authentic Discontinuities, .........................................................................................20 
3 Transformation and Taboo (Burning Forests), ..........................................................43 
4 The Absent Patriarch, ..............................................................................................52 
5 Techno-Magic (Canoe Construction), ......................................................................66 
6 Misfortune’s Hat, .....................................................................................................83 
7 Scale of Sentient Beings (Political Economy of Race and Gender), ............................97  
8 Shaman’s Song, .....................................................................................................129  
9 Cosmo-Snake and the Nation-State, ......................................................................162 
Notes, ......................................................................................................................185
Glossary of Emberá Words, ......................................................................................201
Appendix
The Rise of Patriarchy in Emberá Indian Village Law, .................................................209
Emberá (Chocó) Medicinal Plant Use, ........................................................................232
Reviews of The Phantom Gringo Boat, ........................................................................247
Bibliography, ..............................................................................................................267
Index, .........................................................................................................................279

 

 


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