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Title Nature and society : anthropological perspectives / edited by Philippe Descola and Gísli Pálsson.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.


 Internet  GF75 .N38 1996eb    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (ix, 310 pages) : illustrations, map
Series European Association of Social Anthropologists
European Association of Social Anthropologists (Series)
Note "Revised versions of papers that were presented at the Third Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists in Oslo in June 1994"--Preface.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Congresses.
Human ecology -- Congresses.
Ethnology -- Congresses.
Anthropology -- Congresses.
Genre Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Contents The optimal forager and economic man / Tim Ingold -- Ecology as semiotics : outlines of a contextualist paradigm for human ecology / Alf Hornborg -- Human-environmental relations : orientalism, paternalism and communalism / Gísli Pálsson -- Constructing natures : symbolic ecology and social practice / Philippe Descola -- The cognitive geometry of nature : a contextual approach / Roy F. Ellen -- Nature in culture or culture in nature? Chewong ideas of 'humans' and other species / Signe Howell -- Blowpipes and spears : the social significance of Huaorani technological choices / Laura Rival -- Nature, culture, magic, science : on meta-languages for comparison in cultural ecology / Edvard Hviding -- The cosmic food web : human-nature relatedness in the Northwest Amazon / Kaj Århem -- Enraged hunters : the domain of the wild in north-western Europe / Bertrand Hell -- When timber grows wild : the desocialisation of Japanese mountain forests / John Knight -- Xenotransplantation and transgenesis : im-moral stories about human-animal relations in the West / Eleni Papagaroufali -- The reproduction of nature in contemporary high-energy physics / Detlev Nothnagel -- New tools for conviviality : society and biotechnology / Paul Richards, Guido Ruivenkamp.
Summary The contributors to this book focus on the relationship between nature and society from a variety of theoretical and ethnographic perspectives and emphasize the problems posed by the nature-culture dualism.
Other Author Descola, Philippe, editor.
Gísli Pálsson, 1949- editor.
European Association of Social Anthropologists. Conference (3rd : 1994 : Oslo, Norway)
Other Title Print version: Nature and society. London ; New York : Routledge, 1996 0415132150 0415132169