Lectures

Life/NonLife: a forum

This Somatosphere forum features essays written in the wake of a debate held at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. The debate was organized around the following motion: “Lacking empirical traction and heuristic power, the distinction between life and nonlife is one that anthropology needs to discard.” We hope …

BooksFeatures

An anthropology beyond nature and culture? Tim Ingold and Gisli Palsson’s edited volume, Biosocial Becomings.

9781107025639

Biosocial Becomings: Integrating Social and Biological Anthropology

Cambridge University Press, 2013, 288 pages.

This essay originally appeared in Portuguese in the journal Mana. Translated by Daniela Ginsburg.

 

Anthropology established itself as an independent discipline by designating the social as a specific field of study, allowing it to distance itself from certain retrograde positions found within the domain of …

Books

Eduardo Kohn’s How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human

This article is part of the series:

Editor’s note: As part of our new series, Second Opinion (not to be confused with the SMA’s similarly titled newsletter) we ask two contributors to review the same book, respond to the same question, or comment on the same set of issues.  For our first pair of Second Opinion posts, we invited two reviews of Eduardo Kohn’s new book, How …