I've come across a book that I haven't finished yet, but even just what I've read so far has forced me to reconsider some of my most basic assumptions.
Perception of the Environment: Essays in Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill by Tim Ingold.
Ingold has a good reputation among anthropologists, and in his introduction, he says he went into anthropology because he hoped to find a field still unknown enough so that he could become its Galileo. I think he's achieved that, not for anthropology, but for something much more important. Willem & I have disagreed in the past about the value of science; while I readily contend that we've practiced science to date in a cruel manner that follows from the profound sociopathy of our culture that fails to recognize the personhood of anything but human persons (and usually, only a subset even of us), that the basic ideas and methods of science could just as easily unfold under an animistic understanding. Just because we've never done it, I argued, doesn't mean we couldn't. I think, in this book, Ingold lays the foundation for an animist science.
I can almost guarantee, for anyone brought up in our culture, no matter how much you think you understand the animist point of view, this book will show you that you don't--and it will start to put that together for you.
I think I can describe it as David Abram, written with Jared Diamond's voice. It has a definite academic tone, and hammers home its points with plenty of citation and evidence, which I count as strong points, but not everyone will. Nonetheless, though I've only read the first four chapters so far, it has already hit me as hard as Ishmael or Spell of the Sensuous. I can't think of a higher accolade I could give a book than that.