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Immanence and fear: Stranger-events and subjects in Amazonia

Eduardo Viveiros de Castro

Abstract


This article proposes to explore the political correlates of Amazonian perspectival ontologies. From a Taulipang mythical narrative about the origin of the anus (as transcribed by Koch-Grünberg) to a Nambikwara explanation of Brazilian I.D. cards (as reported by Joana Miller), Amazonian ethnography allows us to perceive how “bodily” affects and “spiritual” encounters conspire to project a particular conception of power, sociality and truth.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14318/hau2.1.003