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The chimera principle : an anthropology of memory and imagination

Author: Carlo Severi; Janet Lloyd
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Hau Books, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using philosophical and ethnographic theory, presents new approaches to ritual and memory, relating them to visual and sound images as acts of communication.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlo Severi; Janet Lloyd
ISBN: 9780990505051 0990505057
OCLC Number: 891618295
Notes: Translated from the French title: Le principe de la chimère.
Description: xxxiv, 362 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Warburg the anthropologist, or the decoding of a utopia : from the biology of images to the anthropology of memory --
An Amerindian mnemonic form : pictography and parallelism --
Memory, projection, belief : or, the metamorphoses of the locutor --
Christ in America : or, an atagonistic memory --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Percorso e la voce.
Responsibility: Carlo Severi ; translated by Janet Lloyd ; foreword by David Graeber.

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Presents a fresh theoretical ground for the study of ritual, iconographic technologies, and oral traditions among nonliterate peoples. The author unfolds fresh approaches to research in the  Read more...

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