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Described as a 'master plant' by many indigenous groups in lowland South America, tobacco is an essential part of shamanic ritual, as well as a source of everyday health, wellbeing and community. In sharp contrast to the condemnation of the tobacco industry and its place in contemporary public health discourse, the book considers tobacco in a more nuanced light, as an agent both of enlightenment and destruction. Exploring the role of tobacco in the lives of indigenous peoples, The Master Plant offers an important and unique contribution to this field of study through its focus on lowland South America: the historical source region of this controversial plant, yet rarely discussed in recent scholarship. The ten chapters in this collection bring together ethnographic accounts, key developments in anthropological theory and emergent public health responses to indigenous tobacco use. Moving from a historical study of tobacco usage - covering the initial domestication of wild varieties and its value as a commodity in colonial times - to an examination of the transcendent properties of tobacco, and the magic, symbolism and healing properties associated with it, the authors present wide-ranging perspectives on the history and cultural significance of this important plant. The final part of the book examines the changing landscape of tobacco use in these communities today, set against the backdrop of the increasing power of the national and transnational tobacco industry. The first critical overview of tobacco and its uses across lowland South America, this book encourages new ways of thinking about the problems of commercially exploited tobacco both within and beyond this source region. Tobacco, the ubiquitous and foundational plant of South American Indian shamanism, has too often been taken for granted. This edited collection puts tobacco back in the limelight where it rightly belongs. With its broad-ranging ethnographic cases, historical depth, varied analytic approaches and contemporary relevance, this landmark collection will remain the standard reference for years to come. -- Stephen Hugh-Jones, University of Cambridge, UK With The Master Plant, Russell and Rahman have created an invaluable and pragmatic resource about people in Lowland South America who integrate tobacco into ritual practices, including personal transcendence through shamanism. The authors promote a discourse that moves beyond the view of tobacco use as vehicle for tobacco industry profits. This book should be required reading for global public health and tobacco control researchers, policy makers and advocates, who see themselves working in a culturally competent manner with non-dominant communities. -- Marty Otanez, University of Colorado, USAList of Illustrations List of Tables Contributors Foreword: From Gift of the Deities to Scourge among Humans Robin Wright, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA Acknowledgements Introduction: The Changing Landscape of Tobacco Use in Lowland South America Andrew Russell, Durham University, UK and Elizabeth Rahman, University of Oxford, UK Part I: Tobacco in Ecological and Historical Contexts 1. A Deep History of Tobacco in Lowland South America Augusto Oyuela-Caycedo, University of Florida, USA and Nicholas C. Kawa, Ball State University, USA 2. Methods of Tobacco Use among Two Arawakan-speaking Peoples in Southwestern Amazonia: A Case Study of Structural Diffusion Peter Gow, University of St Andrews, UK 3. Tobacco and Shamanic Agency in the Upper Amazon: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives Francoise Barbira-Freedman, University of Cambridge, UK Part Two: Shifting Perspectives 4. Singing White Smoke: Tobacco Songs from the Ucayali Valley Bernd Brabec de Mori, University of Graz, Austria 5. Cool Tobacco Breath: The Uses and Meanings of Tobacco among the People of the Centre Juan Alvaro Echeverri, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia 6. Tobacco and Water: Everyday Blessings Elizabeth Rahman, University of Oxford, UK Part Three: Changing Landscapes 7. Commercial Cigarettes and Tami Ale among the Wayana in Northern Amazonia Renzo S. Duin, Leiden University, The Netherlands 8. Landscapes of Desire and Tobacco Circulation in the Yanomami Ethos Alejandro Reig, University of Oxford, UK 9. Of Tobacco and Well-being in Indigenous Amazonia Juan Pablo Sarmiento Barletti, University of St Andrews, UK 10. Smoking Tobacco and Swinging the Chicha: On Different Modes of Sociality among Guna ('Kuna') People Paolo Fortis, Durham University, UK Bibliography Index


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Tytuł: The Master Plant
Producent: Bloomsbury Professional Ltd
ISBN: 9781472587541
Rok produkcji: 2015
Ilość stron: 280
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Waga: 0.58 kg


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The Master Plant

Described as a 'master plant' by many indigenous groups in lowland South America, tobacco is an essential part of shamanic ritual, as well as a source of everyday health, wellbeing and community. In sharp contrast to the condemnation of the tobacco industry and its place in contemporary public health discourse, the book considers tobacco in a more nuanced light, as an agent both of enlightenment and destruction. Exploring the role of tobacco in the lives of indigenous peoples, The Master Plant offers an important and unique contribution to this field of study through its focus on lowland South America: the historical source region of this controversial plant, yet rarely discussed in recent scholarship. The ten chapters in this collection bring together ethnographic accounts, key developments in anthropological theory and emergent public health responses to indigenous tobacco use. Moving from a historical study of tobacco usage - covering the initial domestication of wild varieties and its value as a commodity in colonial times - to an examination of the transcendent properties of tobacco, and the magic, symbolism and healing properties associated with it, the authors present wide-ranging perspectives on the history and cultural significance of this important plant. The final part of the book examines the changing landscape of tobacco use in these communities today, set against the backdrop of the increasing power of the national and transnational tobacco industry. The first critical overview of tobacco and its uses across lowland South America, this book encourages new ways of thinking about the problems of commercially exploited tobacco both within and beyond this source region. Tobacco, the ubiquitous and foundational plant of South American Indian shamanism, has too often been taken for granted. This edited collection puts tobacco back in the limelight where it rightly belongs. With its broad-ranging ethnographic cases, historical depth, varied analytic approaches and contemporary relevance, this landmark collection will remain the standard reference for years to come. -- Stephen Hugh-Jones, University of Cambridge, UK With The Master Plant, Russell and Rahman have created an invaluable and pragmatic resource about people in Lowland South America who integrate tobacco into ritual practices, including personal transcendence through shamanism. The authors promote a discourse that moves beyond the view of tobacco use as vehicle for tobacco industry profits. This book should be required reading for global public health and tobacco control researchers, policy makers and advocates, who see themselves working in a culturally competent manner with non-dominant communities. -- Marty Otanez, University of Colorado, USAList of Illustrations List of Tables Contributors Foreword: From Gift of the Deities to Scourge among Humans Robin Wright, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA Acknowledgements Introduction: The Changing Landscape of Tobacco Use in Lowland South America Andrew Russell, Durham University, UK and Elizabeth Rahman, University of Oxford, UK Part I: Tobacco in Ecological and Historical Contexts 1. A Deep History of Tobacco in Lowland South America Augusto Oyuela-Caycedo, University of Florida, USA and Nicholas C. Kawa, Ball State University, USA 2. Methods of Tobacco Use among Two Arawakan-speaking Peoples in Southwestern Amazonia: A Case Study of Structural Diffusion Peter Gow, University of St Andrews, UK 3. Tobacco and Shamanic Agency in the Upper Amazon: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives Francoise Barbira-Freedman, University of Cambridge, UK Part Two: Shifting Perspectives 4. Singing White Smoke: Tobacco Songs from the Ucayali Valley Bernd Brabec de Mori, University of Graz, Austria 5. Cool Tobacco Breath: The Uses and Meanings of Tobacco among the People of the Centre Juan Alvaro Echeverri, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia 6. Tobacco and Water: Everyday Blessings Elizabeth Rahman, University of Oxford, UK Part Three: Changing Landscapes 7. Commercial Cigarettes and Tami Ale among the Wayana in Northern Amazonia Renzo S. Duin, Leiden University, The Netherlands 8. Landscapes of Desire and Tobacco Circulation in the Yanomami Ethos Alejandro Reig, University of Oxford, UK 9. Of Tobacco and Well-being in Indigenous Amazonia Juan Pablo Sarmiento Barletti, University of St Andrews, UK 10. Smoking Tobacco and Swinging the Chicha: On Different Modes of Sociality among Guna ('Kuna') People Paolo Fortis, Durham University, UK Bibliography Index

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Tytuł: The Master Plant
Producent: Bloomsbury Professional Ltd
ISBN: 9781472587541
Rok produkcji: 2015
Ilość stron: 280
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