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Hungry lightning notes of a woman anthropologist in Venezuela by Pei-Lin Yu

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Published by University of New Mexico Press in Albuquerque .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Venezuela

Subjects:

  • Yu, Pei-Lin, 1964.,
  • Women anthropologists -- Venezuela -- Biography.,
  • Yaruro Indians -- Social life and customs.,
  • Ethnology -- Field work.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-238).

StatementPei-Lin Yu.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGN21.Y8 A3 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 238 p. :
Number of Pages238
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL659529M
ISBN 10082631807X
LC Control Number97004845

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