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The problem of context

Author: Roy Dilley
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 1999.
Series: Methodology and history in anthropology, v. 4.
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The apparently simple notion that it is contextualization and invocation of context that give form to our interpretations raises important questions about context definition. Moreover, different  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Dilley
ISBN: 157181700X 9781571817006 1571817735 9781571817730
OCLC Number: 41516571
Description: xiv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : The problem of context / Roy Dilley --
Contextualisation and paradigm shifts / Ladislav Holy --
Context, the ghost in the machine / Sándor G.J. Hervey --
New paradigm thinking in linguistics : meaning is the context / Elżbieta Tabakowska --
Ethnographic misunderstanding and the perils of context / Johannes Fabian --
As they like it : overinterpretation and hyporeality in Bali / Mark Hobart --
Context and interpretation : reflections on Nyau rituals in Malawi / Brian Morris --
The holistic individual : context as political process in the New Age movement / Ruth Prince and David Riches --
Context as an act of personal externalisation : Gregory Bateson and the Harvey family in the English village of Wanet / Nigel Rapport --
Culture and context : the effects of visibility / Penelope Harvey.
Series Title: Methodology and history in anthropology, v. 4.
Responsibility: edited by Roy Dilley.

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