Soul hunters hunting animism and personhood among the siberian yukaghirs rane willerslev on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this is an insightful highly original ethnographic interpretation of the hunting life of the yukaghirs. In the world of the yukaghirs as we have seen everything human animal and inanimate object is said to have anayibiior what we would call a soul or life essence for the yukaghirs the whole world is thus animated by living souls in the sense of tylorian animism. This is an insightful highly original ethnographic interpretation of the hunting life of the yukaghirs a little known group of indigenous people in the upper kolyma region of northeastern siberia basing his study on firsthand experience with yukaghir hunters rane willerslev focuses on the practical implications of living in a hall of mirrors world one inhabited by humans animals and . Soul hunters combines intimate ethnographic knowledge of yukaghir hunting practices with sophisticated phenomenological analysis and an impressive comparative range the book critiques and revivifies familiar concepts and interpretive traditions most notably animism and shamanism. Soul hunters hunting animism and personhood among the siberian yukaghirs by rane willerslev 425 rating details 65 ratings 3 reviews
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