Animism in Rainforest and Tundra: Personhood, Animals, Plants and Things in Contemporary Amazonia and Siberia (Paperback)
  • Animism in Rainforest and Tundra: Personhood, Animals, Plants and Things in Contemporary Amazonia and Siberia (Paperback)
zoom

Animism in Rainforest and Tundra: Personhood, Animals, Plants and Things in Contemporary Amazonia and Siberia (Paperback)

(editor), (editor), (editor)
£21.00
Paperback 226 Pages / Published: 07/02/2014
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Amazonia and Siberia, classic regions of shamanism, have long challenged 'western' understandings of man's place in the world. By exploring the social relations between humans and non-human entities credited with human-like personhood (not only animals and plants, but also 'things' such as artifacts, trade items, or mineral resources) from a comparative perspective, this volume offers valuable insights into the constitutions of humanity and personhood characteristic of the two areas. The contributors conducted their ethnographic fieldwork among peoples undergoing transformative processes of their lived environments, such as the depletion of natural resources and migration to urban centers. They describe here fundamental relational modes that are being tested in the face of change, presenting groundbreaking research on personhood and agency in shamanic societies and contributing to our global understanding of social and cultural change and continuity.

Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781782385240
Number of pages: 226
Weight: 308 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm

You may also be interested in...

Sapiens
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Manchester, England
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
A Dictionary of Sociology
Added to basket
Forgotten Voices Of The Great War
Added to basket
The English
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Consider The Lobster
Added to basket
Culture And Imperialism
Added to basket
How to Read Ethnography
Added to basket
The Gift
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Xenophobe's Guide to the Belgians
Added to basket
The Lost World Of The Kalahari
Added to basket
The Botany of Desire
Added to basket
Guns, Germs And Steel
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.