Joanna Overing has spent a lifetime studying Amazonia. A major concern over the past several years has been directed toward understanding a set of issues on egalitarianism and individualism‚ among the indigenous peoples of Amazonia, which has led her to study Amazonian knowledges. Specifically her interest has been the explicit philosophy of power, modes of equality and materiality expressed by Piaroa in their cosmology, shamanic exegesis, daily living, myths, and rhetoric. Currently, she holds the title of Professor Emeritus at the University of St Andrews, Department of Social Anthropology.
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