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Professor Philippe Descola FBA

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About this Fellow

The ethnology of Amazonian Indians, especially of their use and perception of the environment; the comparative anthropology of the relations between nature and society

Website: http://www.college-de-france.fr/site/philippe-descola/

Appointments

Current post

  • Professor, Collège de France; Director of Studies, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris

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