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Humanism Revisited

An Anthropological Perspective

Rik Pinxten

Foreword by Laura Nader

202 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80539-473-0 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (April 2024)

eISBN 978-1-80539-474-7 eBook

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The West emancipated itself from the old humanism long ago and in doing so distanced itself from ‘heteronomy’: it declared that man, and not a non-human power, should be the first reference to approach people and nature. Today, as heirs of this tradition, we are still stuck in Eurocentrism (and often racism), and now even threaten to ruin nature by destroying biodiversity and causing the climate to warm up dangerously. Applied through an anthropological perspective, this book calls for a NEED-humanism: Not-Eurocentric, Ecological and (economically) Durable approach that can help promote inclusion and pluralism.

Rik Pinxten is Professor Emeritus of Ghent University, Belgium, and was a Visiting Professor at Northwestern University, Chicago, Syracuse University, NY, and of the University of Vienna, Austria. He has published 27 books in different languages, as well as some180 papers. He is also Editor in Chief of the journal Cultural Dynamics published by Sage.

Subject: Theory and MethodologyAnthropology (General)Environmental Studies (General)


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