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Brandeis University Center for Documentary Anthropology

Overview
Works: 21 works in 50 publications in 4 languages and 1,005 library holdings
Genres: Music  Personal narratives  Case studies  Folklore  Interactive multimedia  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: GN303, 987.06
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Most widely held works by Brandeis University
A man called "Bee" studying the Yanomamö by Napoleon A Chagnon ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon as he collects anthropological field data among the Yanoama Indians of southern Venezuela
The ax fight ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A four-part analysis of a fight in a Yanomamo Indian village between local descent groups. Includes an unedited record of the event; a slow-motion replay of the fight; a discussion of the kinship structure of the fight; and an edited version
The ax fight by Timothy Asch ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A four-part analysis of a fight in a Yanomamo Indian village between local descent groups. Includes an unedited record of the event; a slow-motion replay of the fight; a discussion of the kinship structure of the fight; and an edited version
A rite of passage by John Marshall ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary about life among the!Kung, who live in the Kalahari desert. Shows a small ceremony called "marking" which takes place when a!Kung boy kills his first antelope
Curing ceremony by John Marshall ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows a healing ceremony of a pregnant !Kung woman
Debe's tantrum by John Marshall ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in Nilo-Saharan and English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When 5-year-old Debe is not allowed to accompany his mother on a gathering expedition he resorts to a temper tantrum to get his way
The meat fight ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the peaceful resolution of a dispute between two!Kung bands in Namibia involving the distribution of meat from a slain hartebeeste. Photographed on a 1957-58 expedition sponsored by the Peabody Museum of Harvard University and the Smithsonian Institution
An argument about a marriage ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents a conflict between two groups of Bushmen (!Kung) in the Kalahari Desert of southern Africa over the legitimacy of a marriage and a child born out of wedlock. Skillful mediation prevents violence
Yanomamo a multidisciplinary study. ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the field techniques and findings of teams from such disciplines as human genetics, anthropology, epidemiology, dentistry, linguistics, and medicine as they conduct a biological-anthropological study of the Yanoama Indians in the jungles of Venezuela and Brazil
An argument about a marriage by John Marshall ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents a conflict between two groups of Bushmen (!Kung) in the Kalahari Desert of southern Africa over the legitimacy of a marriage and a child born out of wedlock. Skillful mediation prevents violence
The Feast ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the first stages of alliance formation between two mutually hostile Yanomano Indian villages in southern Venezuela and northern Brazil. Describes in detail the preparation for a feast involving the inhabitants of the villages and presents scenes of chanting, dancing and trading at the feast
Yanomamö a multidisciplinary study by James V Neel ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(Producer) Describes the field techniques and findings of teams from such disciplines as human genetics, anthropology, epidemiology, dentistry, linguistics, and medicine as they conduct a biological-anthropological study of the jungles
Bitter melons ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrays the difficulty of survival in the central Kalahari Desert in southern Africa, in a zone where game is scarce because waterholes are dry most of the year. A native musician performs songs about animals, the land, and the social life. Includes traditional music, dances, and children's games
Children's magical death ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this film about the Yanomamo Indians who live near the headwaters of the Orinoco River in Southern Venezuela, a group of young Yanomamo Indian boys imitate a ritual performed by their fathers. They pretend to be shamans, blowing ashes into each other's noses and chanting to the spirits
Ya̧nomamö interactive the ax fight ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film "The Ax Fight" (originally released in 1975) on CD-ROM with added essays, unedited footage, genealogical charts, and hyperlinks to the footage
Tug-of-war, Bushmen by John Marshall ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A short segment of film showing!Kung boys in two teams play tug of war with a length of rubber hose
New Tribes Mission ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dedicated members of the New Tribes Mission attempt to teach the children of Bisaasi-teri the Christian way of life. The missionaries describe their philosophy and methods for acculturating the Yanomamo to Western ways and Christianity
The wasp nest by John Marshall ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this film, a group of women and children gather sweet, fresh berries and sha roots. The younger women, led by N!ai, bait a nest of wasps. As the day wears on, Debe, N!ai's youngest son, grows restless. Di!ai asks N!ai to take Debe home, but she refuses, and walks off to join the younger women
Children throw toy assegais by John Marshall ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Khoisan and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young boys throw toy spears into a tree, trying to make them stick in the bark
Magical death ( Visual )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Pt. I : The film is a vivid portrayal of shamanic activity, as well as an exploration of the close connection between politics and shamanism in Yanomamo culture
 
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Alternative Names
Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass. Center for Documentary Anthropology
Languages
English (46)
Khoisan (1)
Spanish (1)
Nilo-Saharan (1)
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