Animism in Rainforest and Tundra: Personhood, Animals, by Marc Brightman,Vanessa Elisa Grotti,Olga Ulturgasheva PDF

By Marc Brightman,Vanessa Elisa Grotti,Olga Ulturgasheva

ISBN-10: 0857454684

ISBN-13: 9780857454683

ISBN-10: 178238524X

ISBN-13: 9781782385240

Amazonia and Siberia, vintage areas of shamanism, have lengthy challenged 'western' understandings of man's position on this planet. through exploring the social family members among people and non-human entities credited with human-like personhood (not basically animals and vegetation, but additionally 'things' corresponding to artifacts, exchange goods, or mineral assets) from a comparative point of view, this quantity deals worthy insights into the constitutions of humanity and personhood attribute of the 2 parts. The participants carried out their ethnographic fieldwork between peoples present process transformative procedures in their lived environments, equivalent to the depletion of usual assets and migration to city facilities. They describe right here basic relational modes which are being validated within the face of swap, providing groundbreaking examine on personhood and enterprise in shamanic societies and contributing to our international figuring out of social and cultural switch and continuity.

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