Nature and Society

Anthropological Perspectives

Edited by Philippe Descola, Gisli Palsson

© 1996 – Routledge

320 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415132169
pub: 1996-07-25
US Dollars$53.95
Hardback: 9780415132152
pub: 1996-07-25
US Dollars$160.00

e–Inspection Copy

About the Book

The contributors to this book focus on the relationship between nature and society from a variety of theoretical and ethnographic perspectives. Their work draws upon recent developments in social theory, biology, ethnobiology, epistemology, sociology of science, and a wide array of ethnographic case studies -- from Amazonia, the Solomon Islands, Malaysia, the Mollucan Islands, rural comunities from Japan and north-west Europe, urban Greece, and laboratories of molecular biology and high-energy physics. The discussion is divided into three parts, emphasising the problems posed by the nature-culture dualism, some misguided attempts to respond to these problems, and potential avenues out of the current dilemmas of ecological discourse.

About the Series

European Association of Social Anthropologists

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General