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The Resource Figured worlds : ontological obstacles in intercultural relations, edited by John Clammer, Sylvie Poirier, and Eric Schwimmer

Figured worlds : ontological obstacles in intercultural relations, edited by John Clammer, Sylvie Poirier, and Eric Schwimmer

Label
Figured worlds : ontological obstacles in intercultural relations
Title
Figured worlds
Title remainder
ontological obstacles in intercultural relations
Statement of responsibility
edited by John Clammer, Sylvie Poirier, and Eric Schwimmer
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"World Visions can conceive of everything except alternative world visions." If this pronouncement by Umberto Eco is right, how can any ethnic group conceive of living with another group on the same territory in Canada or elsewhere if their world visions are incompatible? Can we sidestep incompatible world visions or should we try to understand them? Figured Worlds explores the possibilities of equilibrium between commitments to mutual understanding and the framing of strategies of negotiation. This collection begins its rich analytical investigation by describing how people Australian Aborigines, New Zealand Maori, Japanese, and Africans first learn the figured worlds of their own culture, made up of sensations, affirmations and will, prophecy, revelation, myth, dream, and metamorphoses. It then sets out how diverse figured worlds within a given social system are related, and concludes by offering insightful mappings of the dynamics of these relations, perceived in both their existential-ontological aspects, as well as their material-practical means. Comprising scholarship that is half Canadian and half British, this work offers important foundational perspectives into the thought worlds of cultures found within other cultures
Member of
Cataloging source
CN8ML
Dewey number
305.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GN496
LC item number
.F44 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1923-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Clammer, J. R.
  • Poirier, Sylvie
  • Schwimmer, Eric
Series statement
Anthropological horizons
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  • Ethnic conflict
  • Culture conflict
  • Ontology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Culture conflict
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Ontology
  • Kulturkonflikt
  • Minderheitenfrage
Label
Figured worlds : ontological obstacles in intercultural relations, edited by John Clammer, Sylvie Poirier, and Eric Schwimmer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sylvie Poirier
  • The Politics of Animism
  • John Clammer
  • Beyond Positional Identities
  • In the Nature of the Human Landscape: Provenances in the Making of Zanzibari Politics
  • David Parkin
  • Apparent Compatibility, Real Incompatibility: Native and Western Versions of History--The Innu Example
  • Sylvie Vincent
  • Non-negotiated Ontologies: Authoring Selves
  • 'We Live This Experience': Ontological Insecurity and the Colonial Domination of the Innu People of Northern Labrador
  • Preface: The Nature of Nature
  • Colin Samson
  • The Cosmology of Nature, Cultural Divergence, and the Metaphysics of Community Healing
  • Adrian Tanner
  • Negotiating Ontologies, Making Worlds
  • The Customary Law of Indigenous Peoples and Modern Law: Rivalry or Reconciliation?
  • Bjarne Melkevik
  • Making a World: The Maori of Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • Eric Schwimmer
  • Epilogue
  • Eric Schwimmer
  • Eric Schwimmer
  • Introduction: The Relevance of Ontologies in Anthropology--Reflections on a New Anthropological Field
  • John Clammer, Sylvie Poirier, Eric Schwimmer
  • The Reconstruction of Figured Worlds
  • A Circumpolar Night's Dream
  • Tim Ingold
  • Ontology, Ancestral Order, and Agencies among the Kukatja of the Australian Western Desert
Control code
314202183
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 299 pages, 1 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442674899
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)314202183
Label
Figured worlds : ontological obstacles in intercultural relations, edited by John Clammer, Sylvie Poirier, and Eric Schwimmer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sylvie Poirier
  • The Politics of Animism
  • John Clammer
  • Beyond Positional Identities
  • In the Nature of the Human Landscape: Provenances in the Making of Zanzibari Politics
  • David Parkin
  • Apparent Compatibility, Real Incompatibility: Native and Western Versions of History--The Innu Example
  • Sylvie Vincent
  • Non-negotiated Ontologies: Authoring Selves
  • 'We Live This Experience': Ontological Insecurity and the Colonial Domination of the Innu People of Northern Labrador
  • Preface: The Nature of Nature
  • Colin Samson
  • The Cosmology of Nature, Cultural Divergence, and the Metaphysics of Community Healing
  • Adrian Tanner
  • Negotiating Ontologies, Making Worlds
  • The Customary Law of Indigenous Peoples and Modern Law: Rivalry or Reconciliation?
  • Bjarne Melkevik
  • Making a World: The Maori of Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • Eric Schwimmer
  • Epilogue
  • Eric Schwimmer
  • Eric Schwimmer
  • Introduction: The Relevance of Ontologies in Anthropology--Reflections on a New Anthropological Field
  • John Clammer, Sylvie Poirier, Eric Schwimmer
  • The Reconstruction of Figured Worlds
  • A Circumpolar Night's Dream
  • Tim Ingold
  • Ontology, Ancestral Order, and Agencies among the Kukatja of the Australian Western Desert
Control code
314202183
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 299 pages, 1 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442674899
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)314202183

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