Us, relatives. Scaling and plural life in a forager world. (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Us, relatives. Scaling and plural life in a forager world.

Author: Nurit Bird-David
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press 2017.
Series: Ethnographic studies in subjectivity, 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Anthropologists have long looked to forager-cultivator cultures for insights into human life ways. But they have often not been attentive enough to locals' horizons of concern and to the enormous disparity in population size between these groups and other societies. Us, Relatives explores how scalar blindness skews our understanding of these cultures and the debates they inspire. Drawing on her long-term research  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nurit Bird-David
ISBN: 9780520293403 0520293401
OCLC Number: 974858645
Description: 296 pages.
Contents: LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS PROLOGUE: ONE OF US INTRODUCTION: SCALAR BLINDNESS AND FORAGER WORLDS DOWNSCALE 1. MAPS OF HOME 1. AT HOME: SETTING AND MIND SETTING DOWNSCALE 2. CENSUS OF RELATIVES 2. LIVING PLURALLY: MOBILITY AND VISITING DOWNSCALE 3. TREE OF RELATIVES 3. THE SIB MATRIX: DYADIC AND SEQUENTIAL LOGIC 4. COUPLES AND CHILDREN: GENDER, CAREGIVING, AND FORAGING TOGETHER DOWNSCALE 4. TAXONOMY OF NONHUMAN RELATIVES 5. NONHUMAN KIN: UNISPECIES SOCIETIES AND PLURAL COMMUNITIES DOWNSCALE 5. FAMILY AND ETHNONYM 6. A CONTINUUM OF RELATIVES: OTHERING AND US-ING 7. THE STATE'S FORAGERS: THE SCALE OF MULTICULTURALISM EPILOGUE: PLURIPRESENT AND IMAGINED COMMUNITIES ACKNOWLEDGMENTS NOTES REFERENCES INDEX
Series Title: Ethnographic studies in subjectivity, 12.
Responsibility: Nurit Bird-David.

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Explores how scalar blindness skews our understanding of these cultures and the debates they inspire. This book elaborates on indigenous modes of "being many" that have been eclipsed by scale-blind  Read more...

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