21.02.2020 Neuerscheinung: Amerindian Socio-Cosmologies between the Andes, Amazonia and Mesoamerica. Edited by Ernst Halbmayer

Bei Routledge ist ein neuer Sammelband mit dem Titel 'Amerindian Socio-Cosmologies between the Andes, Amazonia and Mesoamerica: Toward an Anthropological Understanding of the Isthmo–Colombian Area' erschienen. Neben Beiträgen von Ernst Halbmayer, der das Buch auch herausgibt, finden sich darin Artikel von Anne Goletz, Christiane Clados, Schabnam Kaviany uvm.

Amerindian Socio-Cosmologies between the Andes, Amazonia and Mesoamerica
Toward an Anthropological Understanding of the Isthmo–Colombian Area

This book offers a new anthropological understanding of the socio-cosmological and ontological characteristics of the Isthmo–Colombian Area, beyond established theories for Amazonia, the Andes and Mesoamerica.
It focuses on a core region that has been largely neglected by comparative anthropology in recent decades. Centering on relations between Chibchan groups and their neighbors, the contributions consider prevailing socio-cosmological principles and their relationship to Amazonian animism and Mesoamerican and Andean analogism. Classical notions of area homogeneity are reconsidered and the book formulates an overarching proposal for how to make sense of the heterogeneity of the region’s indigenous groups. Drawing on original fieldwork and comparative analysis, the volume provides a valuable anthropological addition to archaeological and linguistic knowledge of the Isthmo・Colombian Area.

Edited y Ernst Halbmayer, 2020, London: Routledge. 370 p.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003010487
ISBN: 9781003010487

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