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Nature and Society

Anthropological Perspectives

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The contributors to this book focus on the relationship between nature and society from a variety of theoretical and ethnographic perspectives. Their work draws 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. The discussion is divided into three parts, emphasising the problems posed by the nature-culture dualism, some misguided attempts to respond to these problems, and potential avenues out of the current dilemmas of ecological discourse.
Release date NZ
July 25th, 1996
Contributors
Edited by Gisli Palsson Edited by Philippe Descola
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
320
Dimensions
138x216x18
ISBN-13
9780415132169
Product ID
1738594

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