Nature and Society: Anthropological Perspectives

Nature and Society: Anthropological Perspectives

Nature and Society: Anthropological Perspectives

Nature and Society: Anthropological Perspectives

Synopsis

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.
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