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Being Alive

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Anthropology is a disciplined inquiry into the conditions and potentials of human life. Generations of theorists, however, have expunged life from their accounts, treating it as the mere output of patterns, codes, structures or systems variously defined as genetic or cultural, natural or social. Building on his classic work The Perception of the Environment, Tim Ingold sets out to restore life to where it should belong, at the heart of anthropological concern.Being Alive ranges over such themes as the vitality of materials, what it means to make things, the perception and formation of the ground, the mingling of earth and sky in the weather-world, the experiences of light, sound and feeling, the role of storytelling in the integration of knowledge, and the potential of drawing to unite observation and description.Our humanity, Ingold argues, does not come ready-made but is continually fashioned in our movements along ways of life. Starting from the idea of life as a process of wayfaring, Ingold presents a radically new understanding of movement, knowledge and description as dimensions not just of being in the world, but of being alive to what is going on there.

In very good condition with some bumps to cover corners and edges.  Some staining to page edges, but spine uncreased.

Dimensions: 9.5" x 6.75" x 0.75" (24 x 17 x 1.5 cm)

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Added value:
1st Edition
Author(s):
Tim Ingold
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.5" x 6.75" x 0.75" (24 x 17 x 1.5 cm)
Edition:
1st Edition 2011
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415576849
ISBN-13:
9780415576840
Number of pages:
270
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
Being Alive

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Anthropology is a disciplined inquiry into the conditions and potentials of human life. Generations of theorists, however, have expunged life from their accounts, treating it as the mere output of patterns, codes, structures or systems variously defined as genetic or cultural, natural or social. Building on his classic work The Perception of the Environment, Tim Ingold sets out to restore life to where it should belong, at the heart of anthropological concern.Being Alive ranges over such themes as the vitality of materials, what it means to make things, the perception and formation of the ground, the mingling of earth and sky in the weather-world, the experiences of light, sound and feeling, the role of storytelling in the integration of knowledge, and the potential of drawing to unite observation and description.Our humanity, Ingold argues, does not come ready-made but is continually fashioned in our movements along ways of life. Starting from the idea of life as a process of wayfaring, Ingold presents a radically new understanding of movement, knowledge and description as dimensions not just of being in the world, but of being alive to what is going on there.

In very good condition with some bumps to cover corners and edges.  Some staining to page edges, but spine uncreased.

Dimensions: 9.5" x 6.75" x 0.75" (24 x 17 x 1.5 cm)

Added value:
1st Edition
Author(s):
Tim Ingold
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.5" x 6.75" x 0.75" (24 x 17 x 1.5 cm)
Edition:
1st Edition 2011
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415576849
ISBN-13:
9780415576840
Number of pages:
270
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
Being Alive

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