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- DescriptionBased on more than a decade of research in Palikur lands kwn as Arukwa in the state of Amapa, Brazil, <em>Kwing the Day, Kwing the World</em> reconsiders the dialogue between formal scholarship and Amerindian ways of kwing. Beginning and ending with a public archaeology project in the region, the book engages head-on with Amerindian ways of thinking about space, time, and personhood. Demonstrating that Palikur kwledges are based on movement and a careful theorisation of what it means to be present in a place, the book makes a sustained case for engaging with different ways of kwing. It shows how this kind of research can generate rich dialogues about nature, reality, and the ethical production of kwledge. <br><br>The structure of the book reflects a gradual comprehension of Palikur ways of kwing during the course of field research. The text enters into the ethgraphic material from the perspective of familiar disciplines--history, geography, astromy, geometry, and philosophy--and explores the junctures in which conventional disciplinary frameworks cant adequately convey Palikur understandings. Beginning with reflections on questions of personhood, ethics, and ethnicity, the authors rethink assumptions about history and geography. They learn and recount an alternative way of thinking about astromy from the Palikur astromical narratives, and they show how topological concepts embedded in everyday Palikur speech extend to different ways of conceptualising landscape. In conclusion, they reflect on the challenges of comprehending alternative cosmologies and consider the insights that come from allowing ethgraphic material to pose questions of modernist frameworks.
- Author Biography<strong>Lesley J. F. Green</strong> is an associate professor of Anthropology in the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where she leads the Contested Ecologies research cluster. She is the editor of <em>Contested Ecologies: Dialogues in the South on Nature and Knowledge.</em><br><br><strong>David R. Green</strong> has worked as a translator and videographer since 1997.
- Author(s)David R. Green,Lesley Green
- PublisherUniversity of Arizona Press
- Date of Publication30/10/2013
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationTucson
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Arizona Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight567 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine28 mm
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