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Buy and Download Description I look to use ethnographic material to complement Bamford's contribution in the previous chapter and give evidence of an alternative to this generative system. I come on to expose some of the consequences of these formulations for the way we are able to understand humans' relations to each other and to their surroundings. To that end, I focus upon knowledge, and its role of connecting people as a social relation that is also an essential connection on the Rai Coast of Papua New Guinea. The point here is that although knowledge is vital and connects people, it is mutable, changing and open. People therefore are mutable, changeable, and open to the interventions and agency of others through a radically different set of tech - nologies than those of contemporary techno-science. These tech nologies are things we might otherwise call ritual, or art, or exchange cycles, but that are also correctly described as instruments through which the reality of another mode of existence is brought into being. I look to use ethnographic material to complement Bamford's contribution in the previous chapter and give evidence of an alternative to this generative system. I come on to expose some of the consequences of these formulations for the way we
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