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How forests think : toward an anthropology beyond the human

Author: Eduardo Kohn
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eduardo Kohn
ISBN: 9780520276109 0520276108 9780520276116 0520276116 9780520956865 0520956869
OCLC Number: 827528818
Description: xiii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Runa Puma --
The Open Whole --
The Living Thought --
Soul Blindness --
Trans-Species Pidgins --
Form's Effortless Efficacy --
The Living Future (and the Imponderable Weight of the Dead) --
Epilogue: Beyond.
Responsibility: Eduardo Kohn.

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