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The righting of passage : perceptions of change after modernity

Author: A David Napier
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2004.
Series: Contemporary ethnography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, David Napier offers a novel argument that accounts for diffuse and flexible notions of the self while also illustrating how a coherent, communicating self persists amid such apparent instability. This he does by arguing something entirely counterintuitive to both modernist and postmodernist positions - namely, that modernity's increasing separation of embodiment from meaning not only slows down human  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A David Napier
ISBN: 0812237765 9780812237764
OCLC Number: 53919602
Description: xv, 127 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Dressed to kill --
2. Self and other in an "amodern" world --
3. The writing of passage --
4. Running in place --
5. The all-white elephant --
Epilogue : "discountability" and transcendence.
Series Title: Contemporary ethnography.
Responsibility: A. David Napier.

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Theory in the social sciences assumes that the acceptance of experience as inevitably unruly means that it is characterized by constant change and even by chaos. This work presents an argument that  Read more...

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"An intellectual treat and a pleasure to read. Any scholar interested in the modern and postmodern, the self and the other, as well as medical issues will find it provocative and fascinating. A Read more...

 
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