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In the Society of Nature: A Native Ecology in Amazonia / Edition 1
     

In the Society of Nature: A Native Ecology in Amazonia / Edition 1

by Philippe Descola, Nora Scott
 

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ISBN-10: 0521574676

ISBN-13: 9780521574679

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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 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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ISBN-13:
9780521574679
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series , #93
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

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.

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