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Personhood : an examination of the history and use of an anthropological concept

Author: Laura P Appell-Warren
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2014.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura P Appell-Warren
ISBN: 9780773400535 0773400532
OCLC Number: 869269390
Description: v, 272 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Vanessa L. Fong --
Context --
Analytic categories used in the study of personhood --
An early history of the concept of personhood (1930s-1980s) --
A later history of the concept of personhood (1980s-2000s) --
Towards a new definition of personhood --
The confusion and conflation of personhood with other salient concepts in anthropology --
Conclusions --
the myth of the lazy native, the peculiar western self and the dangers of culturally loaded concepts --
Appendices: A.A brief ethnographic account of the Bulusu' of East Kalimantan, Indonesia and the Rungus of Sabah, Malaysia --
B. Named developmental stages among the Bulusu' and the Rungus Momogun --
C. Examples of the use of personhood in newspapers and novels --
D. Definitions of personhood found in popular literature, in the psychological literature and in the anthropological literature --
E. Definitions of personhood from the Oxford English dictionary online --
F. Definitions of person found in the anthropological literature --
G. Definitions of the self found in the anthropological literature --
H. Definitions of identity found in the psychological and anthropological literature.
Responsibility: Laura P. Appell-Warren ; with a foreword by Vanessa L. Fong.

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