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Toward an anthropology of the will

Author: Keith M Murphy; C Jason Throop
Publisher: Stanford, US : Stanford University Press, cop. 2010.
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Toward an Anthropology of the Will, the first book that systematically explores volition from an anthropological point of view, demonstrates how a richly nuanced, ethnographically-informed approach  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith M Murphy; C Jason Throop
ISBN: 9780804768870 0804768870
OCLC Number: 878721544
Description: vi, 227 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Willing contours : locating volition in anthropological theory / Keith M. Murphy and C. Jason Throop --
In the midst of action / C. Jason Throop --
Moral willing as narrative re-envisioning / Cheryl Mattingly --
By the will of others or by one's own action? / Linda C. Garro --
Willful souls : dreaming and the dialectics of self-experience among the Tzotzil Maya of highland Chiapas, Mexico / Kevin P. Groark --
Transforming will, transforming culture / Jeanneatte Mageo --
How can will be expressed and what role does the imagination play? / Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew Strathern --
Emil Kraepelin on pathologies of the will / Byron J. Good --
Afterword : willing on context / Douglas W. Hollan.
Responsibility: edited by Keith M. Murphy and C. Jason Throop.

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