PDF | Tradução de Bruno Ribeiro. Original: DESCOLA, Philippe. ‘Beyond Nature and Culture’, Proceedings of the British Academy, volume , pp. Philippe Descola’s Beyond Nature & Culture is not a modest book. Having first appeared French in , it systematizes some of the ideas. In this first part, I will present Philippe Descola and the big lines of the his In Beyond nature and culture, Descola shows that the opposition.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. William Matthews rated it it was amazing May 05, Descla 10, Kelda marked it as to-finish Shelves: Where groups of humans and non-humans share interior as well as physical attributes. Humans have a supernatural divine origin. Either we study the thought and explain the nature by the culture. A sense of theoretical occasion, of course, is in many ways refreshing.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Christianity which defines the transcendence of man in relation to the physical world. Analogism poses an infinite set of singularities interrelated by analogies. If anthropology has anything to tell us about our species, it is to reaffirm that we are part of a single evolving planetary ecology. Animism same interiority, different physicality. Or something… Descola has not learned the vital lessons that even marxism cannot argue with: Astrology for instance links the movements and positions of distant planets to an individual destiny.

Beyond Nature and Culture

The recent Luk thep child angel phenomenon in Thailand — in which dolls are animated, through specific rituals, with the souls of young children who have passed away — illustrate this indistinct frontiers between human and artifacts.


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Review Quotes Awards Review Quotes. The others are animism indigenous cultures of Africa and most of the Americas, most of Siberiatotemism Australian aboriginesand analogism China, the Renaissance in the West, plus enclaves among indigenous peoples in Mexico, West-Central Africa, descila Northern Siberia.

Descola specifies that none of this dfscola model is pure and that they can overlap. American Indians, Vietnamese tribes or Pygmies are also animists. It is on this great division between humanity and the world of nature that relay the academic division between natural sciences and humanities with: Overlapping cosmologies and systems of knowledge”, in nature.

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Blackjessamine rated it liked it Jun 27, Certainly, in the minor ecological niche that interests me, which is ethnographic attention to the life sciences and the theory widely cited in that literatureit has been fairly settled, for some time now, that no meaningful ethnographic endeavor can ignore the strange traffic between, for example, bodies, laws, animals, affinities, laboratories, families, and so on Strathern, ; Haraway, ; Franklin, ; Fortun, Gabriel Winer rated it really liked it Jul 13, Certainly, we cannot predict what society will be like after the decline of anthropocentrism in any detail, but disciplines such as anthropology, history and folklore give us sufficient tools to at least envisage, in fairly clear terms, some of the possibilities.


Descola clearly defines his intention to overcome the determinism of ecological anthropology and structuralism, still dependent on the universal opposition between nature and culture. I had a similar thought when reading that part. Thus, the basic argument of the book: Viveiros de Castro, Eduardo He has conducted an ethnographic study from to with the Achuar indigenous people living in the Amazonian forest between Peru and Ecuador.

Descola was previously trained in philosophy and has always paid a lot of attention to epistemology applied to anthropology methods and theories. The Remaking of Genealogy. This time, however, the contested notion of structure is put to use to deeply modify the limits of anthropology itself, since it is the very notion of nature that is being shifted from an indisputable resource to a highly local and historical topic of inquiry.

Beyond Nature and Culture by Philippe Descola

The books and reviews of Somatosphere. Hardcoverpages. Stewart Miller rated it really liked it Aug 17, So I think it becomes imperative upon a text that seems to emulate the ambition of those authors, that it is especially careful about what other voices it finds worthy of attention. But I still want to caution the reader who approaches Descola on the basis of their interest in a contemporary posthumanism: Culture is what gives meaning, sense, organization, order to the chaotic nature.