The Resource Introduction : the relevance of ontologies in anthropology - reflections on a new anthropological field, John Clammer, Sylvie Poirier, and Eric Schwimmer

Introduction : the relevance of ontologies in anthropology - reflections on a new anthropological field, John Clammer, Sylvie Poirier, and Eric Schwimmer

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Introduction : the relevance of ontologies in anthropology - reflections on a new anthropological field
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Introduction
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the relevance of ontologies in anthropology - reflections on a new anthropological field
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John Clammer, Sylvie Poirier, and Eric Schwimmer
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Disputes the idea of a meta-ontology superior to all other ontologies; argues that the rigorous study of the ontological differences present in intercultural relations will transcend current conflicts between culturalist, constructivist and relativist approaches to the humanities; relevance for the practice of anthropology - critiques the conventional anthropological treatment of dispute resolution; need for language which resolves rather than intensifies conflict; relation of ontology to the preformative reproduction of culture; critique of the application of external ontologies in the judgement of Indigenous cultures as 'sick'; postulates the 'self' as either 'autonomous' or 'relational', and discusses this in relation to Poirier's paper on Kutatja ontology in same volume; defines a 'Figured World' and surveys its relation to 'culturalism' and 'constructionism'
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Clammer, John
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  • 1953-
  • 1923-
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  • Poirier, Sylvie
  • Schwimmer, Erik
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  • Culture conflict
  • Ontology
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Introduction : the relevance of ontologies in anthropology - reflections on a new anthropological field, John Clammer, Sylvie Poirier, and Eric Schwimmer
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p. 3-22
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Introduction : the relevance of ontologies in anthropology - reflections on a new anthropological field, John Clammer, Sylvie Poirier, and Eric Schwimmer
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p. 3-22

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