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How forests think : toward an anthropology beyond the human

Author: Eduardo Kohn
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013] ©2013
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Can forests think? Do dogs dream? This book 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, the book draws on ethnographic research to explore how Amazonians interact with the many creatures that inhabit one of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kohn, Eduardo.
How forests think.
Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013]
(OCoLC)857079372
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eduardo Kohn
ISBN: 9780520956865 0520956869 1299738788 9781299738782
OCLC Number: 857079372
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 267 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; 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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