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The Resource How forests think : toward an anthropology beyond the human, Eduardo Kohn

How forests think : toward an anthropology beyond the human, Eduardo Kohn

Label
How forests think : toward an anthropology beyond the human
Title
How forests think
Title remainder
toward an anthropology beyond the human
Statement of responsibility
Eduardo Kohn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Can forests think? Do dogs dream? In this astonishing book, Eduardo Kohn 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, Eduardo Kohn draws on his rich ethnography to explore how Amazonians interact with the many creatures that inhabit one of the world's most complex ecosystems. Whether or not we recognize it, our anthropological tools hinge on those capacities that make us distinctly human. However, when we turn our ethnographic attention to how we relate to other kinds of beings, these tools (which have the effect of divorcing us from the rest of the world) break down. How Forests Think seizes on this breakdown as an opportunity. Avoiding reductionistic solutions, and without losing sight of how our lives and those of others are caught up in the moral webs we humans spin, this book skillfully fashions new kinds of conceptual tools from the strange and unexpected properties of the living world itself. In this groundbreaking work, Kohn takes anthropology in a new and exciting direction-one that offers a more capacious way to think about the world we share with other kinds of beings."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kohn, Eduardo
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F2230.2.K4
LC item number
K68 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quechua Indians
  • Quechua mythology
  • Ethnoecology
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Human-plant relationships
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Semiotics
  • Social sciences
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Human-plant relationships
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Quechua Indians
  • Quechua mythology
  • Semiotics
  • Social sciences
  • Amazon River Region
  • Quichua
  • Indigenes Volk
  • Animismus
  • Natur
  • Tiere
  • Umweltethik
  • Anthropologie
  • Naturphilosophie
  • Amazonas-Gebiet
  • Quechua (folk)
  • Ekologi
  • Djur och människor
  • Mytologi
  • Ecuador
Label
How forests think : toward an anthropology beyond the human, Eduardo Kohn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Runa Puma -- The Open Whole -- The Living Thought -- Soul Blindness -- Trans-Species Pidgins -- Form's Effortless Efficacy -- The Living Future (and the Imponderable Weight of the Dead) -- Epilogue: Beyond
Control code
827528818
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780520276116
Lccn
2013003750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022702520
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)827528818
Label
How forests think : toward an anthropology beyond the human, Eduardo Kohn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Runa Puma -- The Open Whole -- The Living Thought -- Soul Blindness -- Trans-Species Pidgins -- Form's Effortless Efficacy -- The Living Future (and the Imponderable Weight of the Dead) -- Epilogue: Beyond
Control code
827528818
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780520276116
Lccn
2013003750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022702520
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)827528818

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