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 13, Issue 2 (2015) Special Topics: The Alchemical PersonWe are pleased to publish this issue of the journal featuring a special topic on Indigenous Alchemy. This special topic is drawn from the panel The Alchemical Person, which took place at IX Sesquiannual Conference of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America, University Of Gothenburg, Sweden in June 2014. Also included in this issue is a new Forum, which features short pieces on current events and debates. This issue's Forum considers the present controversy over uncontacted/isolated peoples.
Sonic Substances and Silent Sounds: an Auditory Anthropology of Ritual Songs
Bernd Brabec de Mori
Finding the Taste of Knowledge: The Orphan in Indigenous Epistemologies
Substances and Persons: on the Culinary Space of the People of the Centre
Juan Alvaro Escheverri
Healing in the Hospital: the Caring Sensorium and the Containment of Yanomami Bodies
Johanna Gonçalves Martin
The Life Elixir of Amazonian Societies in a Multi-Sensory Museum Exhibition
Sonia Duin and Renzo S. Duin