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Soul HuntersHunting, Animism, and Personhood among the Siberian Yukaghirs$
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Rane Willerslev

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520252165

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520252165.001.0001

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Taking Animism Seriously

Taking Animism Seriously

(p.181) Chapter 9 Taking Animism Seriously
Soul Hunters

Rane Willerslev

University of California Press

This chapter discusses the animism debate and explains how mimesis might help people take animism seriously. It first studies the metaphor model, and then discusses the concepts of Cartesianism, meaning, relatedness, and autonomy. The chapter ends with a section on the principle of sharing, which serves as the basis for the Yukaghir sociality.

Keywords:   animism debate, mimesis, animism, metaphor model, Cartesianism, relatedness, autonomy, meaning, sharing, Yukaghir sociality

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