ownership and nurture studies in native amazonian property relations

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Ownership And Nurture

Author : Marc Brightman
ISBN : 9781785330841
Genre : Social Science
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The first book to address the classic anthropological theme of property through the ethnography of Amazonia, Ownership and Nurture sets new and challenging terms for anthropological debates about the region and about property in general. Property and ownership have special significance and carry specific meanings in Amazonia, which has been portrayed as the antithesis of Western, property-based, civilization. Through carefully constructed studies of land ownership, slavery, shamanism, spirit mastery, aesthetics, and intellectual property, this volume demonstrates that property relations are of central importance in Amazonia, and that the ownership of persons plays an especially significant role in native cosmology.

Brightman Marc Carlosfausto And Vanessagrotti Eds 2016 Ownership And Nurture Studies In Native Amazonian Property Relations New York Oxford Berghahn Books 284 Pp Pb Us 110 00 78 00 Isbn 978 1 78533 083 4

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The Imbalance Of Power

Author : Marc Brightman
ISBN : 9781785333101
Genre : Social Science
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Amerindian societies have an iconic status in classical political thought. For Montaigne, Hobbes, Locke, Hume and Rousseau, the native American 'state of nature' operates as a foil for the European polity. Challenging this tradition, The Imbalance of Power demonstrates ethnographically that the Carib speaking indigenous societies of the Guiana region of Amazonia do not fit conventional characterizations of 'simple' political units with 'egalitarian' political ideologies and 'harmonious' relationships with nature. Marc Brightman builds a persuasive and original theory of Amerindian politics: far from balanced and egalitarian, Carib societies are rife with tension and difference; but this imbalance conditions social dynamism and a distinctive mode of cohesion.

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