Band Mobility and Leadership Among the Western Toba Hunter-Gatherers of Gran Chaco in Argentina (Mellen Studies in Anthropology S. v.7)

Band Mobility and Leadership Among the Western Toba Hunter-Gatherers of Gran Chaco in Argentina (Mellen Studies in Anthropology S. v.7)

By: Marcela Mendoza (author)Hardback

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This work analyzes the mobility, settlement patterns and socio-political organization of the Western Toba bands of Northern Argentina from a classic anthropological perspective, based on ethnographic and historical research. The more specific and innovative contributions of the analysis are on the mapping and description of range sizes and patterns of mobility of bands around the 1930s; a description of the nature of Toba egalitarian leadership in relation to the social organization of bands; and the contextualization of ethnographic data within an historical framework.

Contents

List of Tables and Figures ix Preface xi Acknowledgments xiii 1 Introduction 1 2 Hunter-Gatherer Studies 7 3 Hunter-Gatherers of the Gran Chaco 19 4 Research Methods 31 5 Research Setting 41 6 Toba, Soldiers, and Criollo Settlers from 1880 to 1920 57 7 Tobas, Criollos, and Missionaries from 1920 to 1995 77 8 Toba Bands, Present Location, and Relations with Neighboring Groups 95 9 Range Size and Mobility of Bands 115 10 Toba Leadership 135 11 Conclusion 165 Appendices 175 References 209 Index 223

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773470804
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9780773470804
  • ISBN10: 0773470808

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