Schackt, Jon: A people of stories in the forest of myth

Schackt, Jon: A people of stories in the forest of myth

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Teh Yukuna of Miritiparana

The title of this book plays on the importance myth has held as a focal theme in the study of Amazonian cultures. This is not least due to the work and legacy of Claude Lévi-Strauss, whose influential theory of myth was largely based on the study of material gathered from tropical South America. However, the survival to this day of strong oral cultures and traditions among Amazonian Indians provides an underpinning for the lasting significance of the theme...

 


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