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In the Society of Nature: A Native Ecology in Amazonia: Cambridge Studies in Social & Cultural Anthropology #0093

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The Achuar Indians of the Upper Amazon have developed sophisticated strategies of resource management. The author documents their knowledge of the environment, and explains how it is interwoven with cosmological ideas that endow nature with the characteristics of society.

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A study of the Achuar Indians of the Upper Amazon and their relationship with their environment.

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The Achuar Indians of the Upper Amazon have developed sophisticated strategies of resource management. The author documents their knowledge of the environment, and explains how it is interwoven with cosmological ideas that endow nature with the characteristics of society.

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The Achuar Indians live in the remote forest reaches of the Upper Amazon and have developed sophisticated strategies of resource management. Philippe Descola documents their rich knowledge of the environment.

Table of Contents

General introduction; Part I. The Sphere of Nature: 1. The territorial space; 2. Landscape and cosmos; 3. Nature's beings; Part II. On the Proper Use of Nature: 4. The world of the house; 5. The world of gardens; 6. The world of the forest; 7. The world of the river; 8. Categories of practice; 9. The good life; Conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521574679
Translator:
Scott, Nora
Author:
Scott, Nora
Author:
Goody, Jack
Author:
Descola, Philippe
Author:
Leach, Edmund
Author:
Fortes, Meyer
Author:
Tambiah, Stanley
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Human ecology -- Amazon River Region.
Subject:
Achuar Indians -- Agriculture.
Subject:
Achuar Indians -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Subsistence economy -- Amazon River Region.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Achuar Indians - Religion and mythology
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
Anthropology - Physical
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology
Series Volume:
0093
Publication Date:
19970131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
52 b/w illus.
Pages:
396
Dimensions:
9.31x6.23x1.14 in. 1.56 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Achuar Indians of the Upper Amazon have developed sophisticated strategies of resource management. The author documents their knowledge of the environment, and explains how it is interwoven with cosmological ideas that endow nature with the characteristics of society.
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