How Forests Think

How Forests Think

Do dogs dream? In this astonishing book, Eduardo Kohn challenges the very foundations of anthropology, calling into question our central assumptions about what it means to be human—and thus distinct from all other life forms.

Author: Eduardo Kohn

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520276116

Category: History

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Can forests think? Do dogs dream? In this astonishing book, Eduardo Kohn challenges the very foundations of anthropology, calling into question our central assumptions about what it means to be human—and thus distinct from all other life forms. Based on four years of fieldwork among the Runa of Ecuador’s Upper Amazon, Eduardo Kohn draws on his rich ethnography to explore how Amazonians interact with the many creatures that inhabit one of the world’s most complex ecosystems. Whether or not we recognize it, our anthropological tools hinge on those capacities that make us distinctly human. However, when we turn our ethnographic attention to how we relate to other kinds of beings, these tools (which have the effect of divorcing us from the rest of the world) break down. How Forests Think seizes on this breakdown as an opportunity. Avoiding reductionistic solutions, and without losing sight of how our lives and those of others are caught up in the moral webs we humans spin, this book skillfully fashions new kinds of conceptual tools from the strange and unexpected properties of the living world itself. In this groundbreaking work, Kohn takes anthropology in a new and exciting direction–one that offers a more capacious way to think about the world we share with other kinds of beings.
Categories: History

How Forests Think

How Forests Think

For what I am charting does not just disappear; ethnographic attention to this particular set of relations amplifies and thus allows us to appre' ciate ways of attending to the living logics that are already part of how forests think ...

Author: Eduardo Kohn

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520956865

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Can forests think? Do dogs dream? In this astonishing book, Eduardo Kohn challenges the very foundations of anthropology, calling into question our central assumptions about what it means to be human—and thus distinct from all other life forms. Based on four years of fieldwork among the Runa of Ecuador’s Upper Amazon, Eduardo Kohn draws on his rich ethnography to explore how Amazonians interact with the many creatures that inhabit one of the world’s most complex ecosystems. Whether or not we recognize it, our anthropological tools hinge on those capacities that make us distinctly human. However, when we turn our ethnographic attention to how we relate to other kinds of beings, these tools (which have the effect of divorcing us from the rest of the world) break down. How Forests Think seizes on this breakdown as an opportunity. Avoiding reductionistic solutions, and without losing sight of how our lives and those of others are caught up in the moral webs we humans spin, this book skillfully fashions new kinds of conceptual tools from the strange and unexpected properties of the living world itself. In this groundbreaking work, Kohn takes anthropology in a new and exciting direction–one that offers a more capacious way to think about the world we share with other kinds of beings.
Categories: Social Science

Wo die wilden Kerle wohnen

Wo die wilden Kerle wohnen

Author: Maurice Sendak

Publisher:

ISBN: 3257005466

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 40

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Der kleine Max lässt sich ganz allein zum Land der wilden Kerle treiben. Er wird der Wildeste von allen und sie machen ihn zu ihrem König. (ab 4)
Categories: Fantasy fiction

Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America

Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America

6 Breidbach, 'Brief Instructions to Viewing Haeckel's Pictures', 18. 7 Eduardo Kohn, How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013), 186. 8 Kohn, How Forests Think, 159–60.

Author: Edward King

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 9781911576501

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 264

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Latin America is experiencing a boom in graphic novels that are highly innovative in their conceptual play and their reworking of the medium. Inventive artwork and sophisticated scripts have combined to satisfy the demand of a growing readership, both at home and abroad. Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America, which is the first book-length study of the topic, argues that the graphic novel is emerging in Latin America as a uniquely powerful force to explore the nature of twenty-first century subjectivity. The authors place particular emphasis on the ways in which humans are bound to their non-human environment, and these ideas are productively drawn out in relation to posthuman thought and experience. The book draws together a range of recent graphic novels from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay, many of which experiment with questions of transmediality, the representation of urban space, modes of perception and cognition, and a new form of ethics for a posthuman world. Praise for Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America '...well-referenced and… well considered - the analyses it brings are overall well-executed and insightful...' Image and Narrative, Jan 2018, vol 18, no 4
Categories: Literary Collections

What Forms Can Do

What Forms Can Do

Kohn's account of how forests can be said to think is comparable to Descola's approach in its insistence on the urgency of an anthropology that, in working to embrace all existants, takes us beyond an exclusive conception of thought as ...

Author: Patrick Crowley

Publisher: Contemporary French and Franco

ISBN: 9781789620658

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

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How does form propose a bridge between the text and the world beyond? This volume investigates the agency of form across a spectrum of twentieth- and twenty-first century French and Francophone writings, renewing the engagement with form that has been a key feature of French cultural production and of analysis in French studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Cinema of Exploration

Cinema of Exploration

12 Eduardo Kohn, How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013), 7. 13 Kohn, How Forests Think, 22. 14 Kohn, How Forests Think, 227. 15 Félix Guattari writes, “Discourse, ...

Author: James Leo Cahill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429890321

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 348

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Drawing together 18 contributions from leading international scholars, this book conceptualizes the history and theory of cinema’s century-long relationship to modes of exploration in its many forms, from colonialist expeditions to decolonial radical cinemas to the perceptual voyage of the senses made possible by the cinematic apparatus. This is the first anthology dedicated to analysing cinema’s relationship to exploration from a global, decolonial, and ecological perspective. Featuring leading scholars working with pathbreaking interdisciplinary methodologies (drawing on insights from science and technology studies, postcolonial theory, indigenous ways of knowing, and film theory and history), it theorizes not only cinema’s implication in imperial conquest but also its cutting-edge role in empirical expansion and experiments in sensual and critical perception. The collected essays consider filmmaking in cross-cultural contexts and films made in or about peoples in South America, Asia, Africa, Indigenous North America, as well as polar, outer space, and underwater exploration, with famous figures such as Jacques Yves Cousteau alongside amateur and scientific filmmakers. The essays in this collection are ideal for a broad range of scholars, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students in cinema and media studies, cultural studies, and cognate fields.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Mountain in the Sea

The Mountain in the Sea

Without Eduardo Kohn's How Forests Think, which the title of Dr. Ha Nguyen's How Oceans Think is a tribute to, this book would not have been possible. The same is true of the Australian philosopher Peter Godfrey- Smith's Other Minds: ...

Author: Ray Nayler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781399600491

Category: Fiction

Page: 367

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'I loved this novel's brain and heart' DAVID MITCHELL, AUTHOR OF CLOUD ATLAS 'A first-rate speculative thriller, by turns fascinating, brutal, powerful, and redemptive' JEFF VANDERMEER, AUTHOR OF ANNIHILATION There are creatures in the water of Con Dao. To the locals, they're monsters. To the corporate owners of the island, an opportunity. To the team of three sent to study them, a revelation. Their minds are unlike ours. Their bodies are malleable, transformable, shifting. They can communicate. And they want us to leave. When pioneering marine biologist Dr. Ha Nguyen is offered the chance to travel to the remote Con Dao Archipelago to investigate a highly intelligent, dangerous octopus species, she doesn't pause long enough to look at the fine print. DIANIMA- a transnational tech corporation best known for its groundbreaking work in artificial intelligence - has purchased the islands, evacuated their population and sealed the archipelago off from the world so that Nguyen can focus on her research. But the stakes are high: the octopuses hold the key to unprecedented breakthroughs in extrahuman intelligence and there are vast fortunes to be made by whoever can take advantage of their advancements. And no one has yet asked the octopuses what they think. And what they might do about it.
Categories: Fiction

Theory in the Post Era

Theory in the  Post  Era

How Forests Think. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013. Komáromy, Zsolt. “'Wordsworth in Hungary:' An Essay on Reception as Cultural Memory and Forgetting.” In Worlds of Hungarian Writing: National Literature as ...

Author: Christian Moraru

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501358968

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

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Theory in the "Post" Era brings together the work and perspectives of a group of Romanian theorists who discuss the morphings of contemporary theory in what the editors call the “post” era. Since the Cold War's end and especially in the third millennium, theorists have been exploring the aftermath - and sometimes just the “after” - of whole paradigms, the crisis or “passing” of anthropocentrism, the twilight of an entire ontological and cultural “condition,” as well as the corresponding rise of an antagonist model, of an “anti,” “meta,” or “neo” alternative, with examples ranging from “posthumanism” and “post-postmodernism” to “post-aesthetics,” “postanalog” interpretation or “digicriticism,” “post-presentism,” “post-memory,” “post-“ or “neo-critique,” and so forth. It is no coincidence, the contributors to this volume argue, that this “post” moment is also a time when theory is practiced as a world genre. If theory has always been a “worlded” enterprise, a quintessentially communal, cross-cultural and international project, this is truer at present than ever. Perhaps more than other humanist constituencies, today's theorists work and belong in a theory commons that is transnational if still uneven economically, politically, and otherwise. Theory in the "Post" Era reports the results of Romanian theory experiments that join efforts made in other places to foster a theory for the “post” age.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Forest Planning Canada

Forest Planning Canada

However , conventional rudimentary understanding of how forestry thinking relies heavily on the ecosystems are likely to respond to the reductionist discipline of economics in things we do to them . The extreme studying social questions ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00199145J

Category: Forest management

Page:

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Categories: Forest management

Timber Certification

Timber Certification

So they are going to find a way to make good proprietors of forests . I think what we need to talk about is just forestry . Virgilio Viana . I think you touch on a very important issue . A key thing in tropical forestry is the low value ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924073892121

Category: Forest management

Page: 182

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Categories: Forest management