zaterdag 15 oktober 2011

Map and aerial photo of an Amazonian garden city [click to enlarge]

From the above aerial picture of the Canela village Escalvado you might think that it is the village of some isolated Indian tribe. If you look at the diagram below though you see that the spokes of the traditional village tell only half the story. The village is surrounded by a malakoian suburbia, a belt of modern utilities like a soccer field and a school and the houses of white people providing various services to the Canela. Both images are provided by William and Jean Crocker in 'The Canela: Kinship, Ritual and Sex in an Amazonian Tribe' (2004, earlier). The images are five years apart but from the book I don't get the idea that much changed in between.     

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