Rethinking Relations and Animism: Personhood and Materiality

(Vitality of Indigenous Religions)

Rethinking Relations and Animism: Personhood and Materiality Author Miguel Astor-Aguilera
Isbn 1138562343
File size 2MB
Year 2018
Pages 214
Language English
File format PDF
Category Religion

Book Description:

"From religious objects that mobilize communities, to the analysis of techno-animisms where robots and humans project agency in Japan, passing through the redefinition of Stonehenge and Mayan Polyontologies, Rethinking Relations is a book that will make a significant impact in anthropology, religious studies, and archaeology [...] In essence, Rethinking Relations gives us a refreshing view of traditional anthropological concepts, where notions like personhood, animism, and agency take on a whole new meaning, one that fulfills the ideal of what Latour has called a symmetrical anthropology."


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