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Soul Hunters: Hunting, Animism, and Personhood among the Siberian Yukaghirs
List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments 1. Animism as Mimesis 2. To Kill or Not to Kill: Rebirth, Sharing, and Risk 3. Body-Soul Dialectics: Human Rebirth Beliefs 4. Ideas of Species andExpand
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A recent bottleneck of Y chromosome diversity coincides with a global change in culture.
It is commonly thought that human genetic diversity in non-African populations was shaped primarily by an out-of-Africa dispersal 50-100 thousand yr ago (kya). Here, we present a study of 456Expand
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Species-specific responses of Late Quaternary megafauna to climate and humans
Despite decades of research, the roles of climate and humans in driving the dramatic extinctions of large-bodied mammals during the Late Quaternary period remain contentious. Here we use ancient DNA,Expand
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NOT ANIMAL, NOT NOT‐ANIMAL: HUNTING, IMITATION AND EMPATHETIC KNOWLEDGE AMONG THE SIBERIAN YUKAGHIRS
Among the Yukaghirs, a small group of indigenous hunters in northeastern Siberia, it is commonly held that humans and animals can turn into each other by temporarily taking on one another's bodies.Expand
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'An anthropological concept of the concept': Reversibility among the Siberian Yukaghirs
This article attempts to sketch a new anthropological epistemology. It does so by revisiting the work that concepts do in economic models, and by suggesting an alternative ‘anthropological concept ofExpand
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The Dark Side of Empathy: Mimesis, Deception, and the Magic of Alterity
Abstract This article challenges the tendency, both academic and popular, to assign empathy the status of a virtue. The widespread inclination to associate empathy with the morally and sociallyExpand
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Can Film Show the Invisible?
This article suggests that film can evoke hidden dimensions of ethnographic reality, not by striving for ever more realistic depictions—a position often associated with observational cinema—butExpand
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The optimal sacrifice: A study of voluntary death among the Siberian Chukchi
In the Siberian North, “voluntary death,” that is, a person, who—often because of illness and old age—requests to die at the hands of close relatives, has traditionally been explained as a form ofExpand
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