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Author Kohn, Eduardo,
Title How forests think : toward an anthropology beyond the human / Eduardo Kohn.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013]

Author Kohn, Eduardo,
Subject Quechua Indians -- Social life and customs.
Quechua mythology.
Indigenous peoples -- Ecology -- Amazon River Region.
Human-animal relationships -- Amazon River Region.
Human-plant relationships -- Amazon River Region.
Philosophy of nature -- Amazon River Region.
Semiotics -- Amazon River Region.
Social sciences -- Amazon River Region -- Philosophy.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 267 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-258) and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Can forests think? Do dogs dream? This book 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, the book draws on ethnographic research to explore how Amazonians interact with the many creatures that inhabit one of the world's most complex ecosystems.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Runa Puma; 1 The Open Whole; 2 The Living Thought; 3 Soul Blindness; 4 Trans-Species Pidgins; 5 Form's Effortless Efficacy; 6 The Living Future (and the Imponderable Weight of the Dead); Epilogue: Beyond; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Note In English.
ISBN 9780520956865 (electronic bk.)
0520956869 (electronic bk.)
9780520276109 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520276108 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520276116 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0520276116 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 857079372
Additional Format Print version: Kohn, Eduardo. How forests think. Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013] 9780520956865 (OCoLC)857079372

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