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