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Clastres, Pierre 1934-

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Works: 140 works in 480 publications in 13 languages and 4,349 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Cross-cultural studies  Interviews  History 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Author of introduction, Editor, Thesis advisor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, wpr
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Society against the state : the leader as servant and the humane uses of power among the Indians of the Americas by Pierre Clastres( Book )

65 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,019 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
Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians by Pierre Clastres( Book )

40 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 7 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
La société contre l'État recherches d'anthropologie politique by Pierre Clastres( Book )

44 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 419 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 385 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 )

41 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in French and held by 311 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 )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in French and Japanese and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4e de couv.: "Le meilleur ennemi de l'État, c'est la guerre." Cet essai propose une réflexion novatrice sur la guerre. Pour Pierre Clastres, la guerre est une façon de repousser la fusion politique, et donc d'empêcher la menace d'une délégation de pouvoir menant aux dérives intrinsèquement liées à la trop grande taille d'une société. La guerre et l'institution étatique, posées dans une relation d'exclusion, chacune impliquant la négation de l'autre, se conditionnent donc mutuellement
Le grand parler : mythes et chants sacrés des Indiens guarani by Pierre Clastres( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archeology of violence by Pierre Clastres( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 157 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.""
Discours de la servitude volontaire by Estienne de La Boétie( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in French and held by 81 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 72 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 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4e de couv.: Créée à Caen par un groupe d'anciens étudiants, la revue L'Anti-mythes s'est particulièrement intéressée à l'histoire de Socialisme ou barbarie et a organisé des entretiens avec quelques-uns de ses membres qui lui paraissaient avoir été différemment représentatifs de ce mouvement : Cornelius Castoriadis, Claude Lefort, Daniel Mothé et Henri Simon. L'Anti-mythes a également publié ce long entretien avec Pierre Clastres, qui, au cours des années, est devenu une référence. À force de reproductions libres, le texte original a subi des distorsions étranges et variées. Nous le restituons ici tel qu'il fut donné par P. Clastres à la revue. Par sa simplicité d'exposé sans concession sur le fond, "l'Entretien avec L'Anti-mythes" constitue une porte d'accès déterminante à l'œuvre de l'ethnologue
Archeologia della violenza by Pierre Clastres( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in Italian and held by 19 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

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 13 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
Libre : politique-anthropologie-philosophie( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'anarchia selvaggia : le società senza stato, senza fede, senza legge, senza re by Pierre Clastres( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French Marxists and their anthropology by Pierre Clastres( Book )

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

Entretien avec l'anti-mythes, 1974 : précédé de La voix de Pierre Clastres par Miguel Abensour by Pierre Clastres( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians
Alternative Names
Clastres Pierre

Pierre Clastres anthropologue, ethnologue, écrivain

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

پیر کلاستر

クラストル, ピエール

ピエール・クラストル

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Chronicle of the Guayaki IndiansRecherches d anthropologie politiqueLe grand parler : mythes et chants sacrés des Indiens guaraniArcheology of violenceArqueología de la violencia : la guerra en las sociedades primitivas