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Theorizing Relations in Indigenous South America
Edited by Marcelo González Gálvez, Piergiogio Di Giminiani and Giovanna Bacchiddu
Afterword by Aparecida Vilaça
160 pages, 4 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-329-9 $120.00/£89.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (January 2022)
ISBN 978-1-80073-330-5 $27.95/£22.95 / Pb / Not Yet Published (January 2022)
eISBN 978-1-80073-331-2 eBook Not Yet Published
Whether invented, discovered, implicit, or directly addressed, relations remain the main focus of most anthropological inquiries. These relations, once conceptualized in ethnographic fieldwork as self-evident connections between discrete social units, have been increasingly explored through local ontological theories. This collected volume explores how ethnographies of indigenous South America have helped to inspire this analytic shift, demonstrating the continued importance of ethnographic diversity. Most importantly, this volume asserts that comparative ethnographic research can help illustrate complex questions surrounding relations vis-à-vis the homogenizing effects of modern coloniality.
Marcelo González Gálvez is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile. He is the author of Los mapuche y sus otros: Persona, alteridad y Sociedad en el sur de Chile (2016).
Piergiogio Di Giminiani is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile. He is the author of Sentient Lands: Indigeneity, Property, and Political Imagination in Neoliberal Child (2018).
Giovanna Bacchiddu is a Lecturer at the Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile.
Subject: Theory and Methodology Cultural Studies (General)
Area: Latin America and the Caribbean
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