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Anthropology and social theory : culture, power, and the acting subject

Author: Sherry B Ortner
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2006.
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In Anthropology and Social Theory the award-winning anthropologist Sherry B. Ortner draws on her longstanding interest in theories of cultural practice to rethink key concepts of culture, agency, and subjectivity for the social sciences of the twenty-first century. The seven theoretical and interpretive essays in this volume each advocate reconfiguring, rather than abandoning, the concept of culture. Similarly, they  Read more...
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Ortner, Sherry B., 1941-
Anthropology and social theory.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607932738
Online version:
Ortner, Sherry B., 1941-
Anthropology and social theory.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)608877234
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sherry B Ortner
ISBN: 0822338114 9780822338116 0822338645 9780822338642
OCLC Number: 67375067
Notes: "A John Hope Franklin Center Book"--Preliminary page.
Description: 188 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Reading America : preliminary notes on class and culture --
Resistance and the problem of ethnographic refusal --
Identities : the hidden life of class --
Generation X : anthropology in a media-saturated world --
Subjectivity and cultural critique --
Power and projects : reflections on agency.
Responsibility: Sherry B. Ortner.
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The award-winning anthropologist Sherry B. Ortner draws on her longstanding interest in theories of cultural practice to rethink key concepts of culture, agency, and subjectivity.  Read more...

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"This is vintage Ortner. No one else writes anthropological theory so clear, so down-to-earth, or so accessible to non-anthropologists."-William H. Sewell Jr., author of Logics of History: Social Read more...

 
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