Unnatural Selection

Unnatural Selection : The Yanomami, the Kayapo & the Onslaught of Civilisation

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A passionate firsthand account of the Yanomami and Kayapo's struggle to survive in their increasingly `civilised' world, written by a respected academic who has worked with indigenous groups for both Sting and Amnesty International.

Linda Rabben interviews celebrated leaders such as Paulinho Payakan and Davi Yanomami; looks at the ways that both groups interact with Brazilian society and the wider world, and considers their differing futures.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 135 x 215mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745312497
  • 9780745312491

Table of contents





1. Setting the Scene

2. In Search of the Other

3. The People from Between the Waters

4. Payakan: A Cautionary Tale

5. Yanomami Apocalypse

6. Davi

7. Fit for What?



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About Linda Rabben

Linda Rabben is an anthropologist, human rights advocate and independent consultant to non-governmental organisations. She has written for many publications, including the Nation and Cultural Survival and is founder of a human rights NGO helping survivors of human rights abuses in Brazil and the United States. She has a PhD in Anthropology and Latin American Studies from Cornell University and has done field research on Brazilian culture and society and represented Amnesty International as Brazil group coordinator.
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