Presas del Veneno: Cosmopolítica Y Transformaciones Suruwaha (Amazonía Occidental)

Translated title of the contribution: Poison Dams: Cosmopolitics and Transformations Suruwaha (Western Amazon)

Miguel Aparicio Suarez, Edgar Patricio Guerrero Arias

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Presas del Veneno envelops us with its feverish temperature. Its pages have been written with the intensity of a joyful and tense experience of years among the Suruwaha, inhabitants of the middle Purus River, in the western Amazon. The observations and annotations in field notebooks, recorded over time, have become a dense ethnographic material, from which have been extracted, with sharpness of spirit, primordial themes for Amerindian ethnology. Under the aegis of cosmopolitics and transformations, historical events, the dynamics of social life and the relationship of the Suruwaha with their Others stand out. These and other issues explored in the book contribute to broaden the field of studies on the Arawa language groups, adding to the efforts to reposition the ethnology of the region in the broader scenario of the discipline.
Translated title of the contributionPoison Dams: Cosmopolitics and Transformations Suruwaha (Western Amazon)
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
PublisherEditorial Universitaria Abya-Yala
Number of pages288
ISBN (Print)978-9978-10-231-2
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2015


  • Anthropology
  • Arawa
  • Shamanism
  • Suruwaha
  • Western Amazon

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 222A History and Archaeology


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