Cultivation as Relation: Rethinking Culture

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C. Danani


DOI: 10.14673/IJA2018341035

I investigate the complex range and overlap of meanings of cultivation, and of to cultivate, starting from their roots in the Latin family of words deriving from the Indo-European *kwel and from their primary meaning which was to favour natural growth, in the way of ‘taking care of’. I try a phenomenological analysis of their uses as action, as process and as result for highlighting their relational structure, those then can help us to better understand human relationships, which always involve many elements and twists through time, place, context, and dispositions.

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Danani, C. (2018). Cultivation as Relation: Rethinking Culture. International Journal of Anthropology, 33(3-4), 219-227. Retrieved from