Nature and Society: Anthropological Perspectives


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, and sociology of scienceand includes ethnographic case studies from:* Amazonia* the Solomon Islands* Malaysia* the Mollucan Islands* rural comunities from Japan and north-west Europe* urban Greece* laboratories of molecular biology* high-energy physicsThe discussion is divided into three parts, emphasizing 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.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Philippe Descola
  • Gísli Pálsson
  • Tim Ingold
  • Alf Hornborg
  • Roy F. Ellen
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1996


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