Excursions (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Author: Michael Jackson
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press ; Chesham : Combined Academic [distributor], 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Emphasizes the need for preconceptions and conventional mindsets to be replaced by the kind of open-minded critical engagement with the world that is the hallmark of cultural anthropology.


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Jackson
ISBN: 0822340542 0822340755 9780822340546 9780822340751
OCLC Number: 1062073459
Description: 295 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface: theme and variations --
In the footsteps of Walter Benjamin --
Of time and the river : the interface of history and human lives --
Imagining the powers that be : society versus the state --
On the work of human hands --
Storytelling events, violence, and the appearance of the past --
Migrant imaginaries : with Sewa Koroma in southeast London --
A walk on the wild side : the idea of human nature revisited --
From anxiety to method : a reappraisal --
Despite Babel : an essay on human misunderstanding --
On birth, death, and rebirth --
Quandaries of belonging : home thoughts from abroad --
A critique of colonial reason.
Responsibility: Michael Jackson.
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