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Assessing cultural anthropology

Author: Robert Borofsky
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1994.
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Assesses current theories and approaches in anthropology and envisages future directions of the discipline. Contributors include: Clifford Geertz, Roy Rappaport and Eric Wolf. Contemporary theory is  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Einführung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Assessing cultural anthropology.
New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1994
(OCoLC)608149126
Online version:
Assessing cultural anthropology.
New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1994
(OCoLC)624583088
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Borofsky
ISBN: 0070065780 9780070065789
OCLC Number: 28587050
Description: xix, 566 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
sec. 1. Diversity and divergence within the anthropological community: The lone stranger in the heart of darkness / Philip Carl Salzman ; After the critique of ethnography : faith, hope, and charity, but the greatest of these is charity / George E. Marcus ; The dialectics of deeds and words / Robert F. Murphy ; Cultural materialism is alive and well and won't go away until something better comes along / Marvin Harris --
sec. 2. Enhancing the comparative perspective: Comparative consciousness / Laura Nader ; Mirror, mirror on the wall ... the once and future role of anthropology : a tentative assessment / Maurice Godelier ; Anthropological futures / Adam Kuper ; Some biased remarks on interpretivism : a view from Brazil / Roberto DaMatta ; The anthropological discourse on India / Veena Das --
sec. 3. Rethinking past perspectives: Humanity's evolution and anthropology's future / Roy A. Rappaport ; Methods belong to all of us / H. Russell Bernard ; Person-centered anthropology / Robert I. Levy ; Gender and kinship reconsidered : toward a unified analysis / Sylvia Yanagisako and Jane Collier ; Parts and wholes : refiguring relationships / Marilyn Strathern ; Facing power : old insights, new questions / Eric R. Wolf ; Embodied knowledge : thinking with the body in critical medical anthropology / Nancy Scheper-Hughes --
sec. 4. Rethinking the cultural: Culture and its boundaries : a European view / Jack Goody ; Toward a working theory of culture / Ward H. Goodenough ; Language, anthropology, and cognitive science / Maurice Bloch ; A cognitive/cultural anthropology / Claudia Strauss and Naomi Quinn ; Theories of culture revisisted / Roger H. Keesing --
sec. 5. The cultural in motion: Actions, variations, and change : the emerging anti-essentialist view in anthropology / Andrew P. Vayda ; On the knowledge and knowing of cultural activities / Robert Borofsky ; A personal view of present tasks and priorities in cultural and social anthropology / Fredrik Barth ; The ethnography of the present and the analysis of the process / Sally Falk Moore ; Goodbye to tristes tropes : ethnography in the context of modern world history / Marshall Sahlins ; Multilevel linkages : Longitudinal and comparatives studies / Conrad Kottak and Elizabeth Colson --
sec. 6. Applying anthroplogical persepctives: Anthropology, race, and politics : a conversation with Didier Eribon / Claude Lévi-Strauss ; The politics of ethnicity / Stanley J. Tambiah ; Inventions and manifestations of ethno-nationalism in Soviet academic and public discourse / Valery A. Tishkov ; The uses of diversity / Clifford Geertz.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Borofsky.

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