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 16, Issue 2 (2018-2019) Cosmology and Practice in AmazoniaThis issue of Tipití grew out of a 2016 workshop held at King's College, Cambridge in honor of Stephen Hugh-Jones. Guest editors Chloe Nahum-Claudel and Olivier Allard have taken the initiative to bring the project to fruition and have contributed an Introduction that provides an overview of Stephen's career and the contents of the present issue. Five papers by Stephen Hugh-Jones are featured, including one never-before-published. Three are published in English for the first time and all have been, to a greater or lesser extent, fine-tuned by the author for publication here. This special issue also carries comments on two of these articles and five original contributions by anthropologists who, from different angles, draw on and extend the insights and interpretations found in Hugh-Jones’s work. In addition to the special issue content, readers will also find a comparative article on transgender relations by Drs. Dziubinska and Dias. The editor would like to thank the anonymous reviewers who contributed so much to the improvement of the papers. Special acknowledgement is also due to Kevin Richeson for his superb editorial and production work and to Joe Fitzgibbon for his close copyediting. Yijie Zou chipped in with useful editorial help. Outgoing SALSA president, Carlos Londoño Sulkin, incoming president, Jeremy Campbell, and Treasurer/Secretary, Laura Zanotti, also provided crucial encouragement and support during the production of this issue.
Cosmology and Practice in Amazonia: The Inspiring Career of Stephen Hugh-Jones
Chloe Nahum-Claudel and Olivier Allard
Thinking through Tubes: Flowing H/air and Synaesthesia
Stephen P. Hugh-Jones
Patrimony, Publishing, and Politics: Books as Ritual Objects in Northwest Amazonia
Stephen P. Hugh-Jones
Maloca-Escola: Transformations of the Tukanoan House
Melissa S. Oliveira
The Shuar Writing Boom: Cultural Experts and the Creation of a "Scholarly Tradition"
Natalia Buitron and Grégory Deshoulliere
Singularity on the Margins: Autobiographical Writings among the Shuar of Ecuadorian Amazonia
Grégory Deshoulliere and Natalia Buitron
Christianity + Schooling on Nature versus Culture in Amazonia
Aparecida M. N. Vilaça
Gender in the Making: A Pragmatic Approach to Transgender Experiences in Lowland Tropical America
Magda Helena Dziubinska and Diego Madi Dias
Tubes and Androgyny: Comment on "Thinking Through Tubes"
Françoise Barbira Freedman
- Guest Editors
- Chloe Nahum-Claudel
- Olivier Allard
- William H. Fisher