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The ground between : anthropologists engage philosophy

Author: Veena Das; Michael Jackson; Arthur Kleinman; Bhrigupati Singh
Publisher: Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2014.
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Twelve leading anthropologists offer candid reflections on the influence of particular philosophers on their thought and ethnographic practices. They relate the philosophers to matters such as how to respond to the suffering of the other, how concepts arise in the give and take of everyday life, and how to be attuned to the world through the senses.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ground between.
Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2014
(DLC) 2013042778
(OCoLC)862041322
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Veena Das; Michael Jackson; Arthur Kleinman; Bhrigupati Singh
ISBN: 9780822376439 0822376431 1306738741 9781306738743
OCLC Number: 873034784
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 351 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Ajala's heads : reflections on anthropology and philosophy in a West African setting / Michael Jackson --
The parallel lives of philosophy and anthropology / Didier Fassin --
The difficulty of kindness : boundaries, time, and the ordinary / Clara Han --
Ethnography in the way of theory / João Biehl --
The search for wisdom : why William James still matters / Arthur Kleinman --
Eavesdropping on Bourdieu's philosophers / Ghassan Hage --
How concepts make the world look different : affirmative and negative genealogies of thought / Bhrigupati Singh --
Philosophia and anthropologia: reading alongside Benjamin in Yazd, Derrida in Qum, Arendt in Tehran / Michael M.J. Fischer --
Ritual disjunctions : ghosts, philosophy, and anthropology / Michael Puett --
Henri Bergson in highland Yemen / Steven C. Caton --
Must we be bad epistemologists? Illusions of transparency, the opaque other, and interpretive foibles / Vincent Crapanzano --
Action, expression, and everyday life : recounting household events / Veena Das.
Responsibility: Veena Das, Michael Jackson, Arthur Kleinman, Bhrigupati Singh, editors.

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Explores through encounters between individual anthropologists and particular regions of philosophy. This title offers basic concepts of the discipline - including notions of ethics, politics,  Read more...

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"The Ground Between is a distinctive collection of cases of philosophical influence in shaping some of the most important and prominent ethnographic research of recent times." -- George E. Marcus, Read more...

 
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