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Author Londoño Sulkin, Carlos David.

Title People of substance : an ethnography of morality in the Colombian Amazon / Carlos David Londoño Sulkin
Published Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 214 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Anthropological horizons ; 40
Anthropological horizons ; 40
Contents Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: The constitution of the moral self -- Chapter 3: Reflecting on evil and responsibility -- Chapter 4: Agency and transformation -- Chapter 5: The substances of humanity -- Chapter 6: Virtuous relationships and social organization -- Chapter 7: Shaped and historical moralities
Summary "People of Substance is a lively, accessible ethnography of a complex indigenous group of people of the Colombian Amazon who call themselves 'People of the Center. ' Carlos David Londoño Sulkin examines this group's understandings and practices relating to selfhood, social organization, livelihood, and symbolism. Through this, he makes a strong case for increased anthropological attention to morality and ethics. aLondoño Sulkin explains a number of key issues and debates in Amazonian anthropology with great clarity, making People of Substance a useful text for students. At the same time, it is theoretically sophisticated, combining innovative research methods with sound analysis of empirically gathered material. Contributing both to accounts of regional history and to discussions on anthropology and history, People of Substance offers valuable engagement with concepts of structure, agency, and freedom."--Pub. desc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Muinane Indians -- Rites and ceremonies.
Muinane Indians -- Social life and customs.
Philosophical anthropology -- Colombia.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442661062 (electronic bk.)
9781442661066 (electronic bk.)