Hélène Clastres. Function: International rights director. Specialty: Art, Lifestyle / Practical living, Literature, Science and technology. Contact information. by the controversial French anthropologists Pierre and Hélène Clastres. It is argued that the Clastres took the intellectual practices of Guarani. View the profiles of people named Helene Clastres. Join Facebook to connect with Helene Clastres and others you may know. Facebook gives people the.

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Robert Hurley ; Abe Stein translators. Lapierre’s Essai sur le fondement jelene pouvoir politiquein which he said primitive societies were societies without power based on Max Weber ‘s ” conception of power as monopoly of State “. His signature work is the essay collection Society Against the State and his bibliography also includes Chronicle of the Guayaki IndiansLe Grand Parlerand Clasyres of Violence Renan Virginio marked it as to-read Oct 06, Close mobile search navigation Article navigation.

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Project MUSE – When Metaphysical Words Blossom: Pierre and Hélène Clastres on Guarani Thought

Mary marked it as to-read Feb 21, While Moyn considered Clastres had “an important role in the rise in contemporary theory of the importance of civil society”, his theory “not only forced an excessive burden onto civil society alone as the locus of freedom; it also neutralized a theory of the state, condemned and feared in all its forms”.


Alienation is political before it is economic; power precedes labor; the economic derives from the political; the emergence of the State determines the advent of classes.

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Duke University Press W. For Moyn another consequence was that it provided a base for neo-liberal thinkers like Marcel Gauchet, who openly do clstres to Clastres’s work. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Return to Book Page. In refusing both Structuralism and Marxism, Clastres, in Moyn’s words, “presented his own ‘ political anthropology ‘ as the more plausible sequel or complement to structuralist analysis.

It is argued that the Clastres took the intellectual practices of Guarani shamans and prophets as analogous to the those of ancient Greek philosophers but also as sharply critical of the principles in particular, the principle of noncontradiction flastres underlay early Western metaphysics.

Wallace, David Rains 29 March Its original hleene is La vie social d’une tribu nomade: Post-marxism and Radical Democracy.

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On a similar fashion, Clastres argued that war could not be seen as a problem but that it had a political reason. Society Against the State.


Translated from the French by Paul Auster. Sign In Forgot password? You are worth no more than anyone else; you are worth no less than anyone else.

Clastres’ Chronicle and the Optic of Primitivism”. Stephanie McGarrah marked it as to-read Dec 08, Volume 23, Issue 2. Previous Article Next Article. Open Preview See a Problem? Abbink, Cclastres August Tainah rated it really liked it Jan 22, This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat When, in primitive society, the economic dynamic lends itself to definition as a distinct and autonomous domain, when the activity of production becomes alienatedaccountable labor, levied by men who will enjoy the fruits of that labor, what has come to pass is that society has been divided into rulers and ruled Social and cultural anthropology.

The Land-without-Evil: Tupí-Guaraní Prophetism

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