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The Anthropology of experience

Author: Victor W Turner; Edward M Bruner
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1986.
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"Fourteen authors, including many of the best-known scholars in the field, explore how people actually experience their culture and how those experiences are expressed in forms as varied as narrative, literary work, theater, carnival, ritual, reminiscence, and life review. Their studies will be of special interest for anyone working in anthropological theory, symbolic anthropology, and contemporary social and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Anthropology of experience.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1986
(OCoLC)653398664
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor W Turner; Edward M Bruner
ISBN: 0252012364 9780252012365 0252012496 9780252012495
OCLC Number: 11970971
Description: 391 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Experience and its expressions / Edward M. Bruner --
Dewey, dilthey, and drama: an essay in the anthropology of experience / Victor W. Turner --
Ordinary and extraordinary experience / Roger D. Abrahams --
Reflexivity as evolution in Thoreau's Walden / Frederck Turner --
Ilongot hunting as story and experience / Renato Rosaldo --
Ethnography as narrative / Edward M. Bruner --
The argument of images and the experience of returning to the whole / James W. Fernandez --
Performance and the structuring of meaning and experience / Bruce Kapferer --
Play and the problem of knowing in Hamlet: an excursion into interpretive anthropology / Phyllis Gorfain --
Symbols, sylphs, and siwa: allegorical machineries in the text of Balinese culture / James A. Boon --
"Life not death in Venice": its second life / Barbara Myerhoff --
Patronage and control in the Trinidad carnival / John Stewart --
Modeled selves: Helen Cordero's "Little People" / Barbara A. Babcock --
Magnitudes of performance / Richard Schechner --
Making experience, authoring selves / Clifford Geertz.
Responsibility: edited by Victor W. Turner and Edward M. Bruner ; with an epilogue by Clifford Geertz.

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"Fourteen authors, including many of the best-known scholars in the field, explore how people actually experience their culture and how those experiences are expressed in forms as varied as narrative, literary work, theater, carnival, ritual, reminiscence, and life review. Their studies will be of special interest for anyone working in anthropological theory, symbolic anthropology, and contemporary social and cultural anthropology, and useful as well for other social scientists, folklorists, literary theorists, and philosophers." -- Back cover.

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