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The Resource Beyond nature and culture, Philippe Descola ; translated by Janet Lloyd ; foreword by Marshall Sahlins

Beyond nature and culture, Philippe Descola ; translated by Janet Lloyd ; foreword by Marshall Sahlins

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Beyond nature and culture
Title
Beyond nature and culture
Statement of responsibility
Philippe Descola ; translated by Janet Lloyd ; foreword by Marshall Sahlins
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"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 relationship between nature and culture? Culture - as a collective human making, of art, language, and so forth - is often seen as essentially different than nature, which is portrayed as a collective of the nonhuman world, of plants, animals, geology, and natural forces. Descola shows this essential difference to be, however, not only a specifically Western notion, but also a very recent one. Drawing on ethnographic examples from around the world and theoretical understandings from cognitive science, structural analysis, and phenomenology, he formulates a sophisticated new framework, the "four ontologies"--Animism, totemism, naturalism, and analogism - to account for all the ways we relate ourselves to nature. By thinking beyond nature and culture as a simple dichotomy, Descola offers nothing short of a fundamental reformulation by which anthropologists and philosophers can see the world afresh"--provided by publisher
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ICU/DLC
Dewey number
304.2
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
BD581
LC item number
.D3813 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Beyond nature and culture, Philippe Descola ; translated by Janet Lloyd ; foreword by Marshall Sahlins
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published as Philippe Descola, Par-delà nature et culture (Paris: Editions Gallimard, 2005) © Editions Gallimard, Paris, 2005"--title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-449) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 463 pages
Isbn
9780226144450
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2012036975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022471644
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn809911095
Label
Beyond nature and culture, Philippe Descola ; translated by Janet Lloyd ; foreword by Marshall Sahlins
Publication
Note
"Originally published as Philippe Descola, Par-delà nature et culture (Paris: Editions Gallimard, 2005) © Editions Gallimard, Paris, 2005"--title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-449) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 463 pages
Isbn
9780226144450
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2012036975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022471644
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn809911095

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