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Beyond nature and culture

Author: Philippe Descola; Janet Lloyd
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Successor to Claude Levi-Strauss at the College de France, Philippe Descola has become one of the most important anthropologists working today, and Beyond Nature and Culture has been a major influence in European intellectual life since its French publication in 2005. Here, finally, it is brought to English-language readers. At its heart is a question central to both anthropology and philosophy: what is the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philippe Descola; Janet Lloyd
ISBN: 9780226144450 0226144453 9780226212364 022621236X
OCLC Number: 809911095
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: "Originally published as Philippe Descola, Par-delà nature et culture (Paris: Editions Gallimard, 2005) © Editions Gallimard, Paris, 2005"--Title page verso.
Description: xxii, 463 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Trompe-l'oeil nature. Configurations of continuity ; The wild and the domesticated ; The great divide --
The structures of experience. The schemas of practice ; Relations with the self and relations with others --
The dispositions of being. Animism restored ; Totemism as an ontology ; The certainties of naturalism ; The dizzying prospects of analogy ; Terms, relations, categories --
The ways of the world. The institution of collectives ; Metaphysics of morals --
An ecology of relations. Forms of attachment ; The traffic of souls ; Histories of structures --
Epilogue : the spectrum of possibilities.
Other Titles: Par-delà nature et culture.
Responsibility: Philippe Descola ; translated by Janet Lloyd ; foreword by Marshall Sahlins.
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Drawing on ethnographic examples from around the world and theoretical understandings from cognitive science, structural analysis, and phenomenology, the author formulates a sophisticated new  Read more...


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