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 15, Issue 1 (2017) Remembering William T. Vickers (1942–2016)Most of the present issue is dedicated to anthropologist William T. Vickers. A number of contributions highlight his scientific and advocacy work among the Secoya and Siona people in Ecuador's northeastern Amazon region. To this end, readers will encounter a couple of types of submissions not usually found within our pages: short testimonials from some of Vickers' colleagues and a previously unpublished conference paper. Especially for a new generation of scholars, this material adds to our understanding of how peoples and theories have shaped the enterprise of Amazonian anthropology during the latter part of the twentieth century. Rob Wasserstrom and Jean Langdon conceptualized a Tipití tribute and did a tremendous amount of work to make it happen. Thanks also to Lauren Alston Bridges for editorial, layout, and web-related assistance. Edite Vickers kindly provided photographs and fervent support for this project.
Introduction: Remembering William T. Vickers (1942–2016)
Remembrances of Bill Vickers: Early and Late Career Activities
Norman E. Whitten Jr.
Bill Vickers: A Pioneer in Engaged and Dialogic Anthropology
E. Jean Langdon
William T. Vickers’ Contribution to Secoya Ethnobotany
Pablo Yépez and Stella de la Torre
“Don Guillermo” or William Vickers among the Secoya
María Susana Cipolletti
Upper Perené Arawak Narratives of History, Landscape, and Ritual
Amazonia in the Anthropocene: Peoples, Soils, Plants, Forests
John Ben Soileau
- William H. Fisher