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Theorizing Relations in Indigenous South America
Edited by Marcelo González Gálvez, Piergiorgio Di Giminiani and Giovanna Bacchiddu
Afterwords by Aparecida Vilaça and Marilyn Strathern
184 pages, 4 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-329-9 $120.00/£89.00 / Hb / Published (May 2022)
ISBN 978-1-80073-330-5 $29.95/£23.95 / Pb / Published (May 2022)
eISBN 978-1-80073-331-2 eBook
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 Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is the author of Los mapuche y sus otros: Persona, alteridad y Sociedad en el sur de Chile (2016).
Piergiorgio Di Giminiani is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is the author of Sentient Lands: Indigeneity, Property, and Political Imagination in Neoliberal Chile (2018).
Giovanna Bacchiddu is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She has been researching social life in a small, insular community of Chiloé for two decades. She has written on religion, kinship, sociality, and education. She has also researched on international adoption.
Subject: Theory and MethodologyCultural Studies (General)
Area: Latin America and the Caribbean
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