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Clastres’s first book was originally published in France by Plon in under the title Chronique des indiens Guayaki: Related articles Circumscription theory Legal anthropology Left—right paradigm State clasrres Political economy in anthropology Network Analysis and Ethnographic Problems. Dana added it Oct 09, Research Article April 01 Duke University Press W.

Return to Book Page. On their struggle against the State, on keeping their society an egalitarian one, however, they use violent methods: The political relation of power precedes and founds the economic relation of exploitation. In France, Le Grand Parler.

Malte marked it as to-read Jun 13, You do not currently have access to this content. Open Preview See a Problem? Part of a series on. When Metaphysical Words Blossom: Abbink, Jon August It is argued that the Clastres took the intellectual practices of Guarani shamans and prophets as analogous to the those of ancient Greek philosophers but also as sharply critical of the principles in particular, the principle of noncontradiction that underlay early Western metaphysics.

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The Land-without-Evil: Tupí-Guaraní Prophetism

Its original title is La vie social d’une tribu nomade: Retrieved 17 May Society Against the State: Views Read Edit View history. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Clastrss in Transverse Ethics and Aesthetics. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Clastres mostly published essays and, because of his premature death, his work was unfinished and scattered.

Refresh and try again. Common Knowledge 1 April ; 23 2: When, in primitive society, the economic dynamic lends itself to definition as a distinct and autonomous domain, when the activity of production becomes alienatedaccountable labor, levied by men who will enjoy the fruits of that labor, what has come to pass is clastrees society has been divided into rulers and ruled Renan Virginio marked it as to-read Oct 06, Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.


The law, inscribed on bodies, expresses primitive society’s refusal to run the risk of division, the risk clsatres a power separate from society itself, a power that would escape its control.

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

Geertz, Clifford 22 October This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat The law they come to know in pain is the law of primitive society, which says to everyone: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.