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How Forests Think

Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human


Συγγραφέας: Kohn Eduardo
Εκδότης: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520276109
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 288
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x15
Γλώσσα Γραφής: english
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2013
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "How Forests Think"

Can forests think? Do dogs dream? In this astonishing book, Eduardo Kohn challenges the very foundations of anthropology, calling into question our central assumptions about what it means to be human - and thus distinct from all other life forms. Based on four years of fieldwork among the Runa of Ecuador's Upper Amazon, Eduardo Kohn draws on his rich ethnography to explore how Amazonians interact with the many creatures that inhabit one of the world's most complex ecosystems. Whether or not we recognize it, our anthropological tools hinge on those capacities that make us distinctly human. However, when we turn our ethnographic attention to how we relate to other kinds of beings, these tools (which have the effect of divorcing us from the rest of the world) break down. How Forests Think seizes on this breakdown as an opportunity. Avoiding reductionistic solutions, and without losing sight of how our lives and those of others are caught up in the moral webs we humans spin, this book skillfully fashions new kinds of conceptual tools from the strange and unexpected properties of the living world itself. In this groundbreaking work, Kohn takes anthropology in a new and exciting direction-one that offers a more capacious way to think about the world we share with other kinds of beings.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Kohn Eduardo
Κατηγορία: κοινωνιολογία
ISBN: 9780520276109
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 13/09/2013
Σελίδες: 288
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: english
Τόπος έκδοσης: Berkerley
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 499 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 16 b-w photographs, 1 map
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2013

Περιεχόμενα

Acknowledgments Introduction: Runa Puma 1 The Open Whole 2 The Living Thought 3 Soul Blindness 4 Trans-Species Pidgins 5 Form's Effortless Efficacy 6 The Living Future (and the Imponderable Weight of the Dead) Epilogue: Beyond Notes Bibliography Index

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