Ontological Conflicts and the Stories of Peoples in Spite of Europe

  title={Ontological Conflicts and the Stories of Peoples in Spite of Europe},
  author={Mario Blaser},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={547 - 568}
  • Mario Blaser
  • Published 27 August 2013
  • Philosophy
  • Current Anthropology
Ontological conflicts (conflicts involving different assumptions about “what exists”) are gaining unprecedented visibility because the hegemony of modern ontological assumptions is undergoing a crisis. Such crisis provides the context and rationale for political ontology, a “project” that, emerging from the convergence of indigenous studies, science and technology studies (STS), posthumanism, and political ecology, tackles ontological conflicts as a politicoconceptual (one word) problem. Why… 
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