What does it mean to be accompanied? How can autonomy and a sense of self emerge through one's involvements with others? This book examines the formation of self among the Urarina, an Amazonian people of lowland Peru. Based on detailed ethnography, the analysis highlights the role of intimate but asymmetrical attachments and dependencies that begin in the womb but can extend beyond human society to include a variety of animals, plants, spirits, and material objects ... Read more
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