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Nature and Society

Anthropological Perspectives

Edited by Philippe Descola, Gisli Palsson

Routledge – 1996 – 320 pages

Series: European Association of Social Anthropologists

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Description

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.

Name: Nature and Society: Anthropological Perspectives (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Philippe Descola, Gisli Palsson. 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...
Categories: Anthropology - Soc Sci, Sociology & Social Policy, Political Sociology