Marina Vanzolini

Sorcery comes from nearby

Problems of the human condition according to some Amazonian indigenous peoples

While sociology seeks to advance the social science of the observer, anthropology seeks to advance the social science of what is observed — either by endeavoring to reproduce, in its description of strange and remote societies, the standpoint of the natives themselves, or by broadening its subject so as to cover the observer’s society but at the same time trying to evolve a frame of reference based on ethnographical experience and independent both of the observer and of what he is observing.297

If understood from the radical point of view professed by its author, the definition offered by Lévi-Strauss can have profound theoretic ...

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