Animism beyond the Soul : Ontology, Reflexivity, and the Making of Anthropological Knowledge, Hardback Book

Animism beyond the Soul : Ontology, Reflexivity, and the Making of Anthropological Knowledge Hardback

Edited by Katherine Swancutt, Mireille Mazard

Part of the Studies in Social Analysis series

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How might we envision animism through the lens of the `anthropology of anthropology'?

The contributors to this volume offer compelling case studies that demonstrate how indigenous animistic practices, concepts, traditions, and ontologies are co-authored in highly reflexive ways by anthropologists and their interlocutors.

They explore how native epistemologies, which inform anthropological notions during fieldwork, underpin the dialogues between researchers and their participants.

In doing so, the contributors reveal ways in which indigenous thinkers might be influenced by anthropological concepts of the soul and, equally, how they might subtly or dramatically then transform those same concepts within anthropological theory.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Tribal religions
  • ISBN: 9781785338656

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