Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America is the only refereed journal entirely dedicated to lowland South America. Tipití is increasingly recognized as an established and cutting-edge journal for lowland South American anthropology scholarship. Although lowland South American anthropology is far from being a unified, homogeneous field of research, it is renewing anthropological thinking on a number of issues through its debates and its diversity. And although various schools of Amazonian anthropology, rooted in different national traditions, co-exist today, they all share the same commitment to ethnography, as well as the view that it is through advancing cross-cultural comparative research that lowland South American specialists will contribute to anthropological theory. Tipití is committed to providing a space for such a diverse intellectual meeting-ground.
Current Issue: Volume 12, Issue 2 (2014)We are pleased to publish this issue of the journal (vol. 12/2), which features the debut of "Contemporary Debates", in which ideally, both sides of an issue in Amazonia are addressed through short essays. The first such "debate" discusses hydroelectric dams in Brazilian Amazonia and is edited and introduced by Dr. Simone Athayde. Another new category in this issue is a photo essay, featuring the work of Curt Nimuendajú on the Rio Negro. We encourage submissions in these new categories for future publications. An article on ecotourism in Ecuador and book reviews complete the issue.
Introduction: Indigenous Peoples, Dams and Resistance
Here and There: The Effects of Upriver Dams on Indigenous Peoples
Benedict J. Colombi
The Ecology of the Barí - Stephen Beckerman & Roberto Lizarralde
Helbert Medeiros Prado