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Time and the Work of Anthropology: Critical Essays 1971–1991 / Edition 1

Time and the Work of Anthropology: Critical Essays 1971–1991 / Edition 1

by Johanne Fabian
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The development of the dialogical approach, the autobiographical perspective and the central role of text-interpretation are all seen as characteristics of post-modern ethnography, arising from the daily chores of field research. The breakthrough into time and history, away from the timeless theorizing of structuralism and functionalism, is seen as inevitable when anthropology is forced to think about its own epistemology. Another current concern is taken up with reflections on the politics of representing the other. In the later essays, he opposes post-modern fashions and re-asserts the need to continue with a truly critical agenda.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783718652228
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/01/1991
Series: Studies in Anthropology and History Series , #3
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Culture, Time and the Object of Anthropology
Taxonomy and Ideology
Genres in an Emerging Tradition
Text and Terror
Rule and Process
Six Theses Reagrding the Anthropology of African Religious Movements
Missions and the Colonization of African Languages
Religious and Secular Colonization
How Others Die
Presence and Representation
Of Dogs Alive, Birds Dead, and Time to Tell a Story
Dilemmas of Critical Anthropology
Representation of a Design

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