PDF | Tradução de Bruno Ribeiro. Original: DESCOLA, Philippe. ‘Beyond Nature and Culture’, Proceedings of the British Academy, volume , pp. Philippe Descola’s Beyond Nature & Culture is not a modest book. Having first appeared French in , it systematizes some of the ideas. In this first part, I will present Philippe Descola and the big lines of the his In Beyond nature and culture, Descola shows that the opposition.

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Descola conceived a conceptual scheme that distinguish 4 possible combinations of distributing spiritual and material proprieties to beings He calls these combinaisons ontologies or modes of identification.

Beyond Nature and Culture

However I do not think these issues are much touched upon in most modern discourse. Stewart Miller rated it really liked it Aug 17, If anthropology has anything to tell us about our species, it is to reaffirm that we are part of a single evolving planetary ecology. The project that Descola gives himself in response to this strange situation is two-fold: Unless, by diving deeper into the minutia of mythology, we dive headfirst into industrial and economic mythology, we do nothing but spin our wheels.

Martin Tremcinsky rated it really liked it Dec 04, Julie Rodrigue rated it really liked it Mar 12, Animals and plants see themselves as humans. The others are animism indigenous cultures of Africa and most of the Americas, most of Siberiatotemism Australian aboriginesand analogism China, the Renaissance in the West, plus enclaves among indigenous peoples in Mexico, West-Central Africa, and Northern Siberia.

Notify me of new posts by email. For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: Unless we clearly understand that planetary system in mind our analysis of humanity is futile. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Beyond Nature and Culture, Descola, Lloyd, Sahlins

Still others are panicked by A consensus seems to be emerging among people in many fields from ecology to philosophy that dominance of anthropocentrism in Western culture is approaching an end, but remarkably few people have seriously tried to envision what this change would entail.


The Remaking of Genealogy. In the second part, I will develop through examples how behond theoretical propositions could be adapted to Southeast Asian ethnographic materials. Astrology for instance links the movements and positions of distant planets to an individual destiny. Outside the USA, see our international sales information.

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Introduction session part 1 : Beyond Nature and Culture in Southeast Asia

It results from a specific historical development of mixed influences: Those who look to this book with dreams of some more liberal, emancipatory or even anarchistic account of the ontological complexity of our world will need to look somewhere else — indeed, anywhere else.

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Le Monde, on the French edition. Every economic system has an internal logic that sheds inappropriate behaviours and ideas as nonfunctional. I had a similar thought when reading that part. Among foragers, total sharing of hunted game and many other materials means that all have enough. To do so, however, we have to step outside our own cultural ideology.

It is with the Achuar that P. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Mathias rated it it was amazing Nov 05, I came to this review because I was considering whether or not to get a copy of this book. He has conducted an ethnographic study from to with the Achuar indigenous people living in the Amazonian forest between Peru and Ecuador. Skip to content The objective of this seminar is to study the relations between natures and societies in Southeast Asia in the light of the work of the French anthropologist Philippe Descola.

Marzia rated it it was ok Apr 28, That is why the scientific method was adopted in the first place.


God gave to humans the mission to administrate and govern Earth. Descola was previously trained in philosophy and has always ddscola a lot of attention to epistemology applied to anthropology methods and theories. Meeting the Universe Halfway: Culture is what gives meaning, sense, organization, order to the chaotic nature. In the society of nature published inhe describes the ecology of the Achuar forest dwellers practicing swidden farming, hunting and gathering products of the forest.

This thought is found in many esoteric systems like divination, geomancy, Chinese medicine. Still others are panicked by the prospect and describe it entirely in terms of negatives, for example a decline in human rights.

According to him, bbeyond, found only in the modern Occident, is only one of four basic ontologies, with which people have tried to understand the world. Whereas we study the facts and we explain the culture by nature. What anthropology needs is to use these lessons and lay bare the reality of the human species project on this planet.

Beyond Nature and Culture by Philippe Descola

Dec 17, Boria Sax rated it it was amazing. First is a question of style and intent.

Emanuela Siqueira rated it really liked it Jan 24, Duke University Press, If women were discriminated against, by golly, so were headhunters. The books and reviews of Somatosphere. Review Quotes Awards Review Quotes. Certainly, in the minor ecological niche that interests me, which is ethnographic attention to the life sciences and the theory widely cited in that literatureit has been fairly settled, for some time now, that no meaningful ethnographic endeavor can ignore the strange beyon between, for example, bodies, laws, animals, affinities, laboratories, families, and so on Strathern, ; Haraway, ; Franklin, ; Fortun,