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Clastres, Pierre 1934-

Overview
Works: 138 works in 459 publications in 13 languages and 4,175 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  History  Cross-cultural studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
Classifications: GN489, 330.9012
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Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians by Pierre Clastres( Book )

37 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians is Pierre Clastres's account of his 1963-64 encounter with this small Paraguayan tribe, a precise and detailed recording of the history, ritual, myths, and culture of this remarkably unique, and now vanished, people. "Determined not to let the slightest detail" escape him or to leave unanswered the many questions prompted by his personal experiences. Clastres follows the Guayakis in their everyday lives."--Jacket
Society against the state : the leader as servant and the humane uses of power among the Indians of the Americas by Pierre Clastres( Book )

51 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examina a constituição política das sociedades indígenas, analisando em que condições a vida social dos índios pode desenrolar-se fora das relações de poder coercitivo
Society against the state : essays in political anthropology by Pierre Clastres( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La société contre l'État recherches d'anthropologie politique by Pierre Clastres( Book )

41 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recherches d anthropologie politique by Pierre Clastres( Book )

38 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this, Clastres's final book, cover subjects ranging from ethnocide and shamanism to "primitive" power and economy, and are as vibrant and engaging as they were thirty years ago. This new edition--which includes an introduction by Eduardo Viveiros de Castro--holds even more relevance for readers in today's era of malaise and globalization."--BOOK JACKET
Chronique des Indiens Guayaki; ce que savent les Aché, chasseurs nomades du Paraguay by Pierre Clastres( Book )

40 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in French and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On les appelle Guayaki, Rats féroces. Eux-mêmes se dénomment Aché, les Personnes. Silencieux et invisibles, ces nomades parcourent la forêt tropicale à l'est du Paraguay. C'est ce qui leur a permis d'échapper si longtemps au sort de leurs voisins sédentaires : esclavage, mort, disparition. L'auteur a vécu un an dans leur intimité ... Les incidents et anecdotes cocasses ou tragiques tracent peu à peu le portrait de ces Guiyaki, paillards quand ils peuvent, graves lorsqu'il le faut : fêtes du miel, de l'amour, conflits au sein des bandes, meurtres, sacrifices, anthropophagie (ils se libèrent de leurs défunts en les mangeant). A la douceur succède la cruauté. Cette culture disparue repose sur la fidélité des Indiens à leurs anciens rites et, au-delà, aux mythes de leur origine et de leur destin, qui suscitent en nous d'étranges échos. Ce livre est une chronique qui n'esquive aucun des problèmes que pose à l'ethnologie cette population indienne. De l'écologie très particulière d'une société de chasseurs à la logique la plus secrète de leur pensée, c'est le tout d'un univers culturel inconnu qui se révèle ici, sous le regard d'un des grands ethnologues français
Archéologie de la violence : la guerre dans les sociétés primitives by Pierre Clastres( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in French and Japanese and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cet essai, paru pour la première fois en 1977, est d'abord une réflexion novatrice sur la guerre. Pour Pierre Clastres, anthropologue et ethnologue, la société primitive étant "une multiplicité de communautés indivisées qui obéissent toutes à une même logique centrifuge", c'est la guerre qui garantit la permanence de cette logique en reproduisant sans cesse cette diffusion. -- Back cover
Stone age economics by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in French and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stone Age Economics is a classic of economic anthropology, ambitiously tackling the nature of economic life and how to study it comparatively. This collection of six essays, first published in 1974, is one of Marshall Sahlin's most influential and enduring works, asserting that Stone Age economies formed the original affluent society. The book examines notions of production, distribution and exchange in early communities and examines the link between economics and cultural and social factors."--Jacket
Archeology of violence by Pierre Clastres( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The War machine is the motor of the social machine; the primitive social being relies entirely on war, primitive society cannot survive without war. The more war there is, the less unification there is, and the best enemy of the State is war. Primitive society is society against the State in that it is society-for-war." "Anthropologist and ethnographer Pierre Clastres was a major influence on Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari's Anti-Oedipus, and his writings formed an essential chapter in the discipline of political anthropology. The posthumous publication in French of Archeology of Violence in 1980 gathered together Clastres's final groundbreaking essays and the opening chapters of the book he had begun before his death in 1977 at the age 43. Elaborating upon the conclusions of such earlier works as Society Against the State, in these essays Clastres critiques his former mentor, Claude Levi-Strauss, and devastatingly rejects the orthodoxy of Marxist anthropology and other Western interpretive models of "primitive societies." Discarding the traditional anthropological understanding of war among South American Indians as arising from a scarcity of resources, Clastres instead identifies violence among these peoples as a deliberate means to territorial segmentatin and the avoidance of a State formation. In their refusal to separate the political from the social, and in their careful control of their tribal chiefs--who are rendered weak so as to remain dependent on the communities they represent--the "savages" Clastres presents prove to be shrewd political minds who resist in advance any attempt at "globalization.""
Le grand parler : mythes et chants sacrés des Indiens guarani by Pierre Clastres( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De la servitude volontaire, ou, Contr'un by Estienne de La Boétie( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publié en 1576, le Discours est une oeuvre de jeunesse. Inspiré par la passion pour la liberté, il a pour objet de montrer les frontières que la nature et Dieu assignent à la tyrannie et d'avertir que la patience des peuples n'est pas sans limite
Mythologie des Indiens Chulupi by Pierre Clastres( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in French and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La società contro lo stato : ricerche di antropologia politica by Pierre Clastres( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in Italian and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archäologie der Gewalt by Pierre Clastres( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entretien avec "L'Anti-Mythes" 1974 by Pierre Clastres( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archeologia della violenza by Pierre Clastres( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cronaca di una tribù : il mondo degli indiani guayaki cacciatori nomadi del Paraguay by Pierre Clastres( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libre : politique-anthropologie-philosophie( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arqueología de la violencia : la guerra en las sociedades primitivas by Pierre Clastres( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basándose en hechos etnográficos, el autor demuestra el carácter estructural y político de la actividad bélica en la sociedad primitiva. Analiza la restringida autoridad del jefe, limitada a hablar en nombre de una ley ancestral inalterable. Estudia el papel de los enemigos y de las alianzas. Explica el estado de guerra permanente y su lógica centrífuga de dispersión. Revela por qué la comunidad primitiva, conservadora, homogénea e independiente, renuente a cualquier tipo de división social y de acumulación de poder, es una sociedad para la guerra y en contra del Estado
French Marxists and their anthropology by Pierre Clastres( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians
Alternative Names
Clastres, Pierre

Pierre Clastres antropologo e etnografo francese

Pierre Clastres Frans antropoloog (1934-1977)

Pierre Clastres französischer Ethnologe

Pierre Clastres French anthropologist

Pjer Klastr

Πιερ Κλαστρ

Кластр, Пьер

Пјер Кластр

بيار كلاستر، 1934-1977

クラストル, ピエール

ピエール・クラストル

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Society against the state : essays in political anthropologyRecherches d anthropologie politiqueArcheology of violenceLe grand parler : mythes et chants sacrés des Indiens guaraniArqueología de la violencia :  la guerra en las sociedades primitivas