Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Barbecued Husbands: And Other Stories from the Amazon

Barbecued Husbands: And Other Stories from the Amazon (Hardback)

£15.00
Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 08/08/2002.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

Winner of the coveted Associacao Paulista de Criticas de Arte Prize. The indigenous tribes of the Brazilian rainforests are no-longer on the verge of extinction, but their culture is under threat. Fearing that the narratives which had sustained them over centuries might die with, Betty Mindlin was determined to record these legends and the result is a startling piece of anthropology. Inspired by the work of Claude Levi-Strauss, mindlin has shown that what often appears to be the creation of a fantastical, isolated imagination is just a fragment, part of a much larger whole. The stories recounted in Barbecued Husbands are as old as humanity: love and hate, jealousy and revenge, life after death, totems and taboos, erotic solitude, romantic love, mothers and daughters, masculinity. All this is discussed with an openness that would surprise a Western psychoanalyst. Most of the stories were narrated by tribespeople in their own languages and the translations were carefully checked with them before they appeared in print. The collaboration between the author and the narrator is close throughout, making this book a unique document and an important reference work.

Reading like a novel, this is an oral history suffused with magic realism.

Betty Mindlin is an anthropologist living in Brazil. She helped to found the Institute of Anthropology and Meio Ambiente-IAMA (Institute of Anthropology and the Environment). Barbecued Husbands and Pregnant Earth have become best-selling classics of contemporary anthropology in Brazil.

More books by Betty Mindlin

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Second Class Available free for ALL orders. No charge for each additional book. 3-7 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Blood and Land: The Story of Native...
(Paperback)
J. C. H. King
 
 
£12.99
 
Planning in Indigenous Australia: ...
(Paperback)
Sue Jackson; Libby Porter; Louise C....
 
 
£43.99
 
Kiowa Belief and Ritual
(Hardback)
Benjamin R. Kracht
 
 
£62.00
 
Cattle Colonialism: An Environmental...
(Paperback)
John Ryan Fischer
 
 
£30.95
 
Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Pre-Orders
21/08/2017

We all know a good book is worth the wait. But the waiting is also really hard when you’re dying to read that hotly anticipated thriller or the latest volume of a great series. Here at Foyles we’ve got you covered.

ZED Books: The role of the independent publisher in a content-obsessed world
18/08/2017

Indie publisher ZED Books have a radical approach to their books and their company structure. Here, they talk to us about the role independent publishers can play in a world of ever expanding (and less than reliable) information sources.

Blog - J R Wallis on Monsters as Metaphors
16/08/2017

J R Wallis questions the conventional view of monsters as metaphors for the worries we have about the state of the world around us.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd