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Against exoticism : toward the transcendence of relativism and universalism in anthropology

Author: Bruce Kapferer; Dimitrios Theodossopoulos
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume confronts the distortions of orientalism, ethnocentrism, and romantic nostalgia to expose exoticism, defined as the construction of false and unsubstantiated difference. Its aim is to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Against exoticism.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2016
(DLC) 2016044417
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Kapferer; Dimitrios Theodossopoulos
ISBN: 9781785333712 1785333712
OCLC Number: 960905836
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: On ethnographic nostalgia : exoticising and de-exoticising the Emberá, for example / Dimitrios Theodossopoulos --
Between triste tropique and cultural creativity : modern times and the vanishing primitive / Pnina Werbner --
The exotic albatross : exotic Indians, exotic theory / Stephen Nugent --
Living the li(f)e : negotiating paradise in southern Sri Lanka / Maurice Said --
Bahia of all saints, enchantments and dreams : female tourists, capoeira practitioners, and the exotic / Theodora Lefkaditou --
From primitive to culturally distinct : Patachitra art and self-exoticisation in West Bengal / Urmi Bhattacharyya.
Responsibility: edited by Bruce Kapferer and Dimitrios Theodossopoulos.

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