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Nature and Society

Anthropological Perspectives

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Nature and Society
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This book focuses on the nature/society interface from a variety of theoretical and ethnographic perspectives, drawing upon recent developments in social theory, biology, ethnobiology, epistemology, sociology of science, and a wide array of ethnographic case studies - from Amazonia, the Solomon Islands, Malaysia, the Mollucan Islands, rural comunities from Japan and north-west Europe, urban Greece, and laboratories of molecular biology and high-energy physics. Among the questions posed by the authors are the following: Are the different cultural models of nature conditioned by the same set of cognitive devices? Are we to replace the historically relative nature/culture dualist category with the more general distinction between the wild and the socialized? Do non-Western cultures offer alternative models for rethinking universality and the issue of moral attitudes towards non-humans? Will the blurring of the nature/culture opposition in certain sectors of contemporary science imply a redefinition of traditional Western cosmological and ontological categories?
Release date NZ
July 25th, 1996
Contributors
Edited by Gisli Palsson Edited by Philippe Descola
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
map
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
320
Dimensions
138x216x28
ISBN-13
9780415132152
Product ID
2250306

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