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This chapter lays out a path for imagining an anthropology of the natural contract. It does so by staging a conversation between Michel Serres’s writings on parasites and symbiotic ontologies and anthropological theories of exchange and by exploring the complex entrapments between the nature of gifts and the gifts of nature. Whereas Serres founded his natural contract on a metaphysics of geometrical justice, where a reason-that-judges and a reason-that-proves precariously balance their differences out, ethnographic analysis can offer other vernaculars of exchange, such as melodic contaminations or spiderweb anthropologies.

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