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Wilbert, Johannes

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Works: 177 works in 695 publications in 3 languages and 10,624 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Classification  Legends 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director
Classifications: GN307, 398.208998
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Most widely held works by Johannes Wilbert
Survivors of Eldorado : four Indian cultures of South America by Johannes Wilbert( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indians of Venezuela -- The hunters: the Yanoama of territorio Amazonas -- The fisherman: the Warao of the Orinoco delta -- The cultivators: the Makiritare of territorio Amazonas -- The pastoralists: the Goajiro of the La Guajira peninsula
Tobacco and shamanism in South America by Johannes Wilbert( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enculturation in Latin America : an anthology( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk literature of the Mataco Indians( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk literature of the Yamana Indians : Martin Gusinde's collection of Yamana narratives by Martin Gusinde( Book )

13 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk literature of the Gê Indians by Johannes Wilbert( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classification of South American Indian languages by Čestmír Loukotka( Book )

15 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk literature of the Tehuelche Indians by Johannes Wilbert( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and Spanish and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk literature of the Warao Indians; narrative material and motif content by Johannes Wilbert( Book )

12 editions published in 1970 in English and South American Indian and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Latin American Center, University of California at Los Angeles, presents a collection of the folk literature of the "boat people," the Warao Indians of the Orinoco Delta of Venezuela and Guyana. According to Professor Johannes Wilbert and other anthropologists, "the inaccessibility of their habitat has preserved their tribal culture to this day. Their extraordinary oral literature, unwritten narratives passed on from generation to generation, is full of surrealistic adventures, fantastic spirit beings, scheming animals, and sly humorous stories of human weaknesses and passions. The narratives are a vivid documentation of Warao daily life, which revolves around the dugout canoes in which they travel, sleep, cook, eat, play, and finally are buried." Divided into 7 narrative groups, the 209 tales are classified by motif content. Included in the book are a table of motif distribution by motif group, a topical motif index, an alphabetical motif index, a glossary of uncommon words, and a bibliography. (Ej)
Folk literature of the Bororo Indians by César Albisetti( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk literature of the Chorote Indians by Johannes Wilbert( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yupa folktales by Johannes Wilbert( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and Spanish and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mindful of famine : religious climatology of the Warao Indians by Johannes Wilbert( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprising nearly 30,000 individuals, the Warao of the Orinoco Delta in northeastern Venezuela are one of the largest contemporary Indian societies of Amazonia. Survival under the extreme ecological conditions of the deltaic marshland, however, demands of its occupants exceptional adaptive agility and an affirmative disposition toward acculturative change. In Mindful of Famine, Johannes Wilbert presents the Warao's response to the climatological challenge of their homeland, deftly weaving the strands of geographic, atmospheric, biological, and cultural lore and learning into a rich tapestry of environmental wisdom
The thread of life : symbolism of miniature art from Ecuador by Johannes Wilbert( Book )

12 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demographic and biological studies of the Warao indians by Johannes Wilbert( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk literature of the Toba Indians( Book )

in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk literature of the Chamacoco Indians by Johannes Wilbert( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystic endowment : religious ethnography of the Warao Indians by Johannes Wilbert( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Collection includes some of the author's most important essays written during 25 years of research among the Warao of the Orinoco Delta. Focus is on religious life, for which author provides in-depth comparative and historical interpretations of the symbolic values the Warao bestow on environmental, material, and social processes, revealing how Warao experience of life and the material conditions of existence are endowed with religious and mystical significance. This approach, outside of studies of the Guarani, has rarely been explored in South American ethnology"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Folk literature of the Ayoreo Indians by Johannes Wilbert( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of world cultures by David Levinson( Book )

34 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reference set lists and describes more than 1,500 global cultures. Based on research of social scientists, it is the source for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture
 
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