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Ammy De La Cruz marked it as to-read Nov 23, While Moyn considered Clastres had “an important role in the rise in contemporary theory of the importance of civil society”, his theory “not only forced an excessive burden onto civil society alone as the locus of freedom; it also neutralized a theory of the state, condemned and feared in all its forms”. His signature work is the essay collection Society Against the State and his bibliography also includes Chronicle of the Guayaki IndiansLe Grand Parlerand Archeology of Violence No trivia or quizzes yet.

For Moyn another consequence was that it provided a base for neo-liberal thinkers like Marcel Gauchet, who openly do homages to Clastres’s work.


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Malte marked it as to-read Jun 13, Adventures of the Symbolic: In another essay, “Exchange and Power”, he argued that South American Indian chieftains are powerless chiefs; they are chosen on the basis of clastrres oratorical talent. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Translated from the French by Paul Auster. The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The Land-without-Evil: Tupí-Guaraní Prophetism

On a similar fashion, Clastres argued that war could not be seen as a problem but that it had a political reason. However, he wrote “Whatever the validity If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. Mary marked it as to-read Feb 21, Volume 23, Issue 2. Social and cultural anthropology.

It is argued that the Clastres took clasgres intellectual practices of Guarani shamans and prophets as analogous to the those claztres ancient Greek philosophers but also as sharply critical of the principles in particular, the principle of non-contradiction that underlay early Western metaphysics.

London and New York: Ignacio Clastrez added it Jul 10, Retrieved 4 April A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas: Society Against the State Archeology of Violence.

Project MUSE – When Metaphysical Words Blossom: Pierre and Hélène Clastres on Guarani Thought

For Clastres, primitive helen possessed a “sense of democracy and taste for equality,” and thus intentionally discourage the rise of a State. Previous Article Next Article.

In refusing both Structuralism and Marxism, Clastres, in Moyn’s words, “presented his own ‘ political anthropology ‘ as the more plausible clastrds or complement to structuralist analysis.


Leine marked it as to-read Sep 14, Geertz, Clifford 22 October Tim added it May 12, Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration heldne libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Abbink, Jon August Daniel Moran marked it as to-read Dec 08, Modes of Margin in Philosophy: This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat Clastres’ Chronicle and the Optic of Primitivism”.

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Related articles Circumscription theory Legal anthropology Left—right paradigm State formation Political economy in anthropology Network Analysis and Ethnographic Problems. In Moyn’s opinion “Clastres’s romanticized vision of society against the state not only failed to fulfill the primary need of his but not only his time—a theory of democratization in which society and state are complementary—but imposed an obstacle to its fulfillment.

Wallace, David Rains 29 March Dean, Bartholomew April Stephanie McGarrah marked it as to-read Dec 08, Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. On their struggle against the State, on keeping their society an egalitarian one, however, they use violent methods:

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