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 dwelling in it. by means of exhibiting how this disconnect reverberates inside of Ayoreo our bodies and minds, his reflexive account takes target on the devastating results of our society’s persisted obsession with the primitive and increases very important questions on anthropology’s powerful capability to extra or abate indigenous struggles for sovereignty. the result's a well timed replace to the vintage literary ethnographies of South the United States, a sustained critique of the so-called ontological turn—one of anthropology’s preferred trends—and, certainly, an pressing demand students and activists alike to reconsider their notions of difference.
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