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The anthropology of ignorance : an ethnographic approach

Author: Casey High; Ann H Kelly; Jonathan Mair
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The question of ignorance occupies a central place in anthropological theory and practice. Ultimately, The Anthropology of Ignorance asks whether an academic commitment to knowledge can be squared  Read more...

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Casey High; Ann H Kelly; Jonathan Mair
ISBN: 9781137033123 1137033126 9780230340824 0230340822 9781137033130 1137033134
OCLC Number: 794500042
Description: 1 online resource (230 p. :) : ill
Contents: Introduction: Making Ignorance an Ethnographic Object; J. Mair, A. Kelly & C .High Sarax and the City: Almsgiving and Anonymous Objects in Dakar, Senegal; G. Pfeil Discourses of the Coming: Ignorance, Forgetting, and Prolepsis in Japanese Life-Historiography; S. Nozawa Evoking Ignorance: Abstraction and Anonymity in Social Networking's Ideals of Reciprocity; D. Leitner Between Knowing and Being: Ignorance in Anthropology and Amazonian Shamanism; C. High 'I Don't Know Why He Did It. It Happened by Itself': Causality and Suicide in Northwest Greenland; J. Flora Inhabiting the Temporary: Patience and Uncertainty among Urban Squatters in Buenos Aires; V. Procupez 'Fertility. Freedom. Finally.': Cultivating Hope in the Face of Uncertain Futures among Egg-Freezing Women; T. Romain
Responsibility: ed. by Casey High, Ann H. Kelly and Jonathan Mair.

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