Eduardo Viveiros de Castro

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On the occasion of the Taipei Biennial 2020 and together with the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM), this special issue of e-flux journal will also be available to read in Chinese in 2021. Titled “You and I Don’t Live on the Same Planet,” the issue deals with an increasingly pressing situation: people “around” the world no longer agree on what it means to live “on” earth—to such a radical extent that the foundational material and existential categories of “earth” and “world” are profoundly destabilized. It was often said at the beginning of Trump’s time in office that he had no ...
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PublisherHatje Cantz2012
This title will be available soon. The name of Claude Lévi-Strauss, who died exactly two years ago to the day on which I write these notes (October 30, 2011), has be- come emblematically associated with what some call, disdainfully, “binary thought.” Structural anthropology would evidence a reaction- ary partiality for dual, symmetrical, static, and reversible oppositions, and for the analogies of proportionality that one can build with them, such as totemic systems.The French anthropologist would thus be a kind of champion of the bi- nary system (or of the binary machine, as Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari would have said), conceiving ...

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