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The Land-without-Evil: Tupí-Guaraní Prophetism by Hélène Clastres

Curtis, David Ames A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas: Dean, Bartholomew April Society Hrlene the State: Society Against the State Archeology of Violence.

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Anthropological Philosophy, or Philosophical Anthropology. Modes of Margin in Philosophy: One Discipline, Four Ways: Sign in via your Institution Sign In. In Anthropology TodayJon Abbink explained the historical context in which Clastres wrote the book and argued, “in presenting them as ‘indigenes’ with specific cultural heelene and identity, he has also tried to ground their presence and their historical rights”.

War keeps opposing the State, but the crucial difference for Clastres is that sociality is on the side of war, not of the sovereign.

The Land-without-Evil: Tupí-Guaraní Prophetism

Seeking an alternative to the hierarchized Western societies, he mostly researched indigenous people in which the power was not considered coercive helsne chiefs were powerless. Retrieved from ” https: Mary marked it as to-read Feb 21, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


In his article “Copernicus and the Savages”, Clastres reviewed J. For its perspective on war, Archeology of Violence was said to be “an anti-Hobbes book” left. This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat Renan Virginio marked it as to-read Oct 06, Nazareno Andres Martinez rated it it was amazing Jun 06, The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies.

He is best known for his contributions to the field of political anthropologywith his fieldwork among the Guayaki in Paraguay and his theory of stateless societies.

Tim added it May 12, It repeats Hobbes’s discourse by reversing it; it proclaims that the machine of dispersion functions against the machine of unification; it tells us that war is against the State.

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

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Book titles OR Journal titles. 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 Crystal marked it as to-read Jan 16, Sign In or Create an Account.

On the other hand, his clastfes of primitive societies without conflict was deemed “romantic” by critics such as Marcus Colchester and Moyn. Translated from the French by Paul Auster. Stephanie McGarrah marked it as to-read Dec 08, What does primitive society as a sociological space of permanent war tell us in counter-point?


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In another essay, “Exchange and Power”, he argued that South American Indian chieftains are powerless chiefs; they are chosen on the basis of their oratorical talent. In Moyn’s opinion “Clastres’s romanticized vision of society against the state not only failed to fulfill the primary need clasters his but not only his time—a theory of democratization in which society and state are complementary—but imposed an obstacle to its fulfillment.

The law they come to know in pain is the law of primitive society, which says to everyone: In he became lecturer at the fifth section of the EPHE, and was promoted to director of studies of the religion and societies of South American Indians in October