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Author Kohn, Eduardo, author

Title How forests think : toward an anthropology beyond the human / Eduardo Kohn
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013]
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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
Summary 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 world's most complex ecosystems
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-258) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Human-animal relationships -- Amazon River Region.
Human-plant relationships -- Amazon River Region.
Indigenous peoples -- Ecology -- Amazon River Region.
Philosophy of nature -- Amazon River Region.
Quechua Indians -- Social life and customs.
Quechua mythology.
Semiotics -- Amazon River Region.
Social sciences -- Amazon River Region -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520956869 (electronic bk.)
9780520956865 (electronic bk.)
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