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The Ontological Turn.

Author: Martin Holbraad; Morten Axel Pedersen
Publisher: West Nyack : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Series: New departures in anthropology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A recent and often controversial theoretical orientation that resonates strongly with wider developments in contemporary philosophy and social theory, the so-called 'ontological turn' is receiving a great deal of attention in anthropology and cognate disciplines at present. This book provides the first anthropological exposition of this recent intellectual development. It traces the roots of the ontological turn in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Holbraad, Martin.
Ontological Turn.
West Nyack : Cambridge University Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Holbraad; Morten Axel Pedersen
ISBN: 9781316218907 1316218902
OCLC Number: 990619311
Description: 1 online resource (356 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series information; Title page; Copyright information; Table of contents; List of figures and boxes; Preface and acknowledgements; Introduction: The Ontological Turn in Anthropology; Three Ontological Turnings; An Overview of the Book; One Other Ontological Turns; Philosophy and 'Object-Oriented Ontology'; Science and Technology Studies; Alternative Ontology; Deep Ontologies; Our Ontological Turn; Two Analogic Anthropology: Wagner's Inventions and Obviations; American Convention; Culture as Invention; The Obviation of Meaning; Myth and Its Obviation Sequences. Wagner's OntologyThree Relational Ethnography: Strathern's Comparisons and Scales; Relations Everywhere; Comparison All the Way Down; Postplural Abstraction; Deep Hesitation; Trans-temporal Comparison; Strathern and Ontology: An Awkward Relationship; Four Natural Relativism: Viveiros de Castro's Perspectivism and Multinaturalism; Amerindian Perspectivism; Savage Structuralism; Anthropology as Ontology; Taking People Seriously; Conceptual Self-determination; Five Things as Concepts; From Humanism to Posthumanism; Thinking Through Things; Rethinking Things; Powder and Its Conceptual Affordances. Talismans as ThoughtPragmatology, or Art Backwards; Six After the Relation; Christian Conversion and the New Melanesian Ethnography; The Great Indoors: A Case of Christian Conversion; Taking Transcendence Seriously; Faith in Motion? A Speculative Illustration; How to Keep Turning; Conclusion; Post-critical Anthropology; The Politics of Ontology; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: New departures in anthropology.

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A controversial new orientation that resonates with wider developments in philosophy and social theory, the ontological turn and its implications for ethnographic fieldwork and anthropological  Read more...

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