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New STRI book: In the world and about the world: Amerindian modes of knowledge

July 11, 2008

New STRI book: In the world and about the world: Amerindian modes of knowledge

The volume compiles 13 chapters written by former Ph.D. candidates whose dissertations Overing advised

A recent issue of Tipití–Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland Soth America came out as a 328-page book edited by STRI's Fernando Santos- Granero and colleague George Mentore, from the University of Virginia. The book In the world and about the world: Amerindian modes of knowledge is volume 4, issues 1&2 dated 2006, printed in 2008. It was edited to honor professor Joanna Overing recently retired from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland and appointed professor emeritus.

The volume compiles 13 chapters written by former Ph.D. candidates whose dissertations Overing advised. The book visits the differences in the modes of knowledge of Amerindian peoples and those of the western world.

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