How lifeworlds work : emotionality, sociality, and the ambiguity of being (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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How lifeworlds work : emotionality, sociality, and the ambiguity of being

Author: Michael Jackson
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Michael Jackson has spent much of his career elaborating his rich conception of lifeworlds, mining his ethnographic and personal experience for insights into how our subjective and social lives are mutually constituted. In How Lifeworlds Work, Jackson draws on years of ethnographic fieldwork in West Africa to highlight the dynamic quality of human relationships and reinvigorate the study of kinship and ritual. How,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Jackson
ISBN: 9780226491820 022649182X 9780226491967 022649196X
OCLC Number: 973481487
Description: xvi, 241 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Ritual, affect, and transitional phenomena --
The wedding Haka --
Spoken emotions --
Making palaver --
Crossing the water --
Positions, dispositions, and transpositions --
The raw material of ritual --
Initiation and rebellion --
ARitualization --
Weather of the heart --
Sacrifice --
Surviving loss and remaking the world --
Death's aftermath --
Burial . . .
Responsibility: Michael Jackson.

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Michael Jackson has spent much of his career elaborating his rich conception of lifeworlds, mining his ethnographic and personal experience for insights into how our subjective and social lives are mutually constituted. In How Lifeworlds Work, Jackson draws on years of ethnographic fieldwork in West Africa to highlight the dynamic quality of human relationships and reinvigorate the study of kinship and ritual. How, he asks, do we manage the perpetual process of accommodation between social norms and personal emotions, impulses, and desires? How are these two dimensions of lived reality joined, and how are the dual imperatives of individual expression and collective viability managed? Drawing on the pragmatist tradition, psychology, and phenomenology, Jackson offers an unforgettable, beautifully written account of how we make, unmake, and remake, our lifeworlds.

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