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Anthropology and alterity : responding to the other

Anthropology and alterity : responding to the other

Author: Bernhard Leistle
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2017.
Series: Routledge studies in anthropology, 32.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Alterity or otherness is a central notion in cultural anthropology and philosophy, as well as in other disciplines. While anthropology, with its aim of understanding cultural difference, tends to take otherness as a fact, there have been vigorous attempts in contemporary philosophy, particularly in phenomenology, to answer the fundamental question: What is the Other? This book brings the two approaches to otherness  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Anthropology and alterity.
New York : Routledge, 2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernhard Leistle
ISBN: 1317205901 1138671843 131720588X 9781317205883 1317205898 9781317205890 9781138671843 9781317205906 9781315616759 1315616750
OCLC Number: 966380743
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Note on Terminology and Translation; Anthropology and Alterity-Responding to the Other: Introduction; 1 The Emergence of the Radical Other in Phenomenology; 2 Paradoxes of Representing the Alien in Ethnography; 3 The Friendly Other; 4 "Haunted by the Aboriginal": Theory and Its Other; 5 The Other Otter: Relational Being at the Edge of Empire; 6 Otherness and Stigmatized Whiteness: Skin Whitening, Vitiligo and Albinism; 7 The Alien and the Self 8 Intimate and Inaccessible: The Role of Asymmetry in Charismatic Christian Perceptions of God, Self and Fellow Believers9 Pain and Otherness, the Otherness of Pain; 10 Otherness and the Underground: Buried Treasure in the Sierra Tarahumara; 11 The Limits of Understanding: Empirical and Radical Otherness in the Andes; 12 "The Order of the World": A Responsive Phenomenology of Schreber's Memoirs; 13 Photography Tears the Subject From Itself; List of Contributors; Index
Series Title: Routledge studies in anthropology, 32.
Responsibility: edited by Bernhard Leistle.


This book bridges the gap between recent philosophical discourses on the Other and the necessities of empirical research in cultural anthropology. It introduces the concept of a responsivity to the  Read more...


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