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Buy and Download Description In this paper, I explore the contours of an alternative cultural logic. Drawing upon research carried out with the Kamea of Papua New Guinea, I describe a world in which a genealogical framework ceases to be culturally relevant. In contrast to Europeans and North Americans, Kamea do not rely on physiological reproduction as a means of tracking social relationships through time. Despite my repeated efforts to ground intergenerational relations in a procreative bond, Kamea were quite insistent on the fact that neither a mother nor a father shares substance in common with their offspring. Instead, the parent-child tie is imagined as an inherently disembodied one. This shift in perspective carries with it a number of important 160 Sandra Bamford implications. As we shall see, 'crossing' species boundaries and forming intimate relations with the nonhuman world does not threaten the existing social and moral order for Kamea; instead, it is constitutive of it. In this paper, I use Kamea conceptions as a counterreflexive voice through which to consider several unexamined assumptions that accompany a genealogical framework. In particular, I highlight the extent to which a genealogical model has structured – both implicitly and explicitly – Euro-American understandings of the relationship between human beings and other constituents of the organic world. In this paper, I explore the contours of an alternative cultural logic. Drawing upon research carried out with the Kamea of Papua New Guinea, I describe a world in which a genealogical framework ceases to be culturally relevant. In contrast
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