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Lifeworlds : essays in existential anthropology

Author: Michael Jackson
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seeking the truths that are found in the interstices between examiner and examined, world and word, and body and mind, and taking inspiration from James, Dewey, Arendt, Husserl, Sartre, Camus, and,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Jackson
ISBN: 9780226923642 9780226923659 0226923649 0226923657
OCLC Number: 783150251
Description: xvii, 339 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The scope of existential anthropology --
How to do things with stones --
Knowledge of the body --
The migration of a name: Alexander in Africa --
The man who could turn into an elephant --
Custom and conflict in Sierra Leone: an essay on anarchy --
Migrant imaginaries: with Sewa Koroma in southeast London --
The stories that shadow us --
Foreign and familiar bodies: a phenomenological exploration of the human-technology interface --
The prose of suffering --
On autonomy: an ethnographic and existential critique --
Where thought belongs: an anthropological critique of the project of philosophy --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Michael Jackson.

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