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From the Enemy's Point of View Humanity and Divinity in an Amazonian Society

From the Enemy's Point of View Humanity and Divinity in an Amazonian Society
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  • ISBN-13: 9780226858029
  • ISBN: 0226858022
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press

AUTHOR

Viveiros de Castro, Eduardo, Howard, Catherine V.

SUMMARY

The Araweteacute; are one of the few Amazonian peoples who have maintained their cultural integrity in the face of the destructive forces of European imperialism. In this landmark study, anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro explains this phenomenon in terms of Araweteacute; social cosmology and ritual order. His analysis of the social and religious life of the Araweteacute;--a Tupi-Guarani people of Eastern Amazonia--focuses on their concepts of personhood, death, and divinity. Building upon ethnographic description and interpretation, Viveiros de Castro addresses the central aspect of the Arawete's concept of divinity--consumption--showing how its cannibalistic expression differs radically from traditional representations of other Amazonian societies. He situates the Araweteacute; in contemporary anthropology as a people whose vision of the world is complex, tragic, and dynamic, and whose society commands our attention for its extraordinary openness to exteriority and transformation. For the Araweteacute; the person is always in transition, an outlook expressed in the mythology of their gods, whose cannibalistic ways they imitate. From the Enemy's Point of View argues that current concepts of society as a discrete, bounded entity which maintains a difference between "interior" and "exterior" are wholly inappropriate in this and in many other Amazonian societies.Viveiros de Castro, Eduardo is the author of 'From the Enemy's Point of View Humanity and Divinity in an Amazonian Society' with ISBN 9780226858029 and ISBN 0226858022.

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