I’ve been trying to communicate something very similar to this in my own writings on the imagination of power and vitality in Cambodia. I’m in the middle of a difficult section of writing, and won’t waste my or your time trying to hash it out here.
Check out a post today by Strong over at the anthroblog Savage Minds. Strong combines an appreciation of some of my favorites – Roy Wagner and Marilyn Strathern – in a clear exposition of some of the issues at work. And the point of the post is about how to define life! Fascinating stuff.