Descola Episode II: On classifications & identity, memory and anthropologist’s ”objectivity”.

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”[…] It is probably the very subjectivity of our discipline that assures its wider import”. STs-p405

A way overdue selection of quotes from Philippe Descola‘s  « Les Lances du crépuscule » (”The Spears of Twilight”). You may think I am rumbling around as I already talked about the author and the book in a previous post here, but I will of course deny that. Not on the basis that I am indeed in denial, but rather because the final pages of the piece skate over notions and ideas I find quite essential in anthropology to go back to. Continue reading

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