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The ground between : anthropologists engage philosophy

Author: Veena Das; Michael Jackson; Arthur Kleinman; Bhrigupati Singh
Publisher: Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Twelve leading anthropologists offer candid reflections on the influence of particular philosophers on their thought and ethnographic practices. They relate the philosophers to matters such as how to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Veena Das; Michael Jackson; Arthur Kleinman; Bhrigupati Singh
ISBN: 9780822357070 0822357070 9780822357186 0822357186
OCLC Number: 862041322
Description: viii, 351 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ajala's heads : reflections on anthropology and philosophy in a West African setting / Michael Jackson --
The parallel lives of philosophy and anthropology / Didier Fassin --
The difficulty of kindness : boundaries, time, and the ordinary / Clara Han --
Ethnography in the way of theory / João Biehl --
The search for wisdom : why William James still matters / Arthur Kleinman --
Eavesdropping on Bourdieu's philosophers / Ghassan Hage --
How concepts make the world look different : affirmative and negative genealogies of thought / Bhrigupati Singh --
Philosophia and anthropologia: reading alongside Benjamin in Yazd, Derrida in Qum, Arendt in Tehran / Michael M.J. Fischer --
Ritual disjunctions : ghosts, philosophy, and anthropology / Michael Puett --
Henri Bergson in highland Yemen / Steven C. Caton --
Must we be bad epistemologists? Illusions of transparency, the opaque other, and interpretive foibles / Vincent Crapanzano --
Action, expression, and everyday life : recounting household events / Veena Das.
Responsibility: Veena Das, Michael Jackson, Arthur Kleinman, Bhrigupati Singh, editors.

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