By Lucas Bessire
Drawing on ten years of fieldwork, Bessire highlights the stark disconnect among the determined stipulations of Ayoreo existence for these out of the woodland and the well-funded international efforts to maintain these Ayoreo nonetheless residing in it. via exhibiting how this disconnect reverberates inside Ayoreo our bodies and minds, his reflexive account takes goal on the devastating outcomes of our society’s endured obsession with the primitive and increases vital questions about anthropology’s powerful potential to additional or bog down indigenous struggles for sovereignty. the result's a well timed replace to the vintage literary ethnographies of South the USA, a sustained critique of the so-called ontological turn—one of anthropology’s most well-liked trends—and, mainly, an pressing demand students and activists alike to reconsider their notions of difference.
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