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Ways of knowing : new approaches in the anthropology of knowledge and learning

Author: Mark Harris
Publisher: New York, N.Y. ; Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2007.
Series: Methodology and history in anthropology, 18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Questions about how humans come to know themselves and their worlds have always been at the heart of anthropology, and are necessarily part of a broader intellectual history. This book brings  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Harris
ISBN: 9781845453640 1845453646
OCLC Number: 799657209
Description: xii, 340 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Figures Acknowledgements Introduction: 'Ways of Knowing' Mark Harris PART I: PARADIGMS AND POLEMICS Chapter 1. Of Dialectical Germans and Dialectical Ethnographers: Notes from an Engagement with Philosophy Dominic Boyer Chapter 2. Practising an Anthropology of Philosophy: General Reflections and the Swahili Context Kai Kresse Chapter 3. Is Religion a Way of Knowing? Otavio Velho Chapter 4. Deskilling, 'Dumbing Down' and the Auditing of Knowledge in the Practical Mastery of Artisans and Academics: An Ethnographer's Response to a Global Problem Michael Herzfeld PART II: TIME AND THE DISRUPTION OF KNOWING Chapter 5. Knowing Silence and Merging Horizons: The Case of the Great Potosi Cover-Up Tristan Platt with Pablo Quisbert Chapter 6. The Construction of Ethnographic Knowledge in a Colonial Context: The Case of Henri Gaden (1867-1939) Roy Dilley Chapter 7. Embodying Knowledge: Finding a Path in the Village of the Sick Paul Stoller PART III: RETHINKING EMBODIMENT Chapter 8. Crafting Knowledge: The Role of 'Parsing and Production' in the Communication of Skill-Based Knowledge among Masons Trevor Marchand Chapter 9. Communities of Practice and Forms of Life: Towards a Rehabilitation of Vision? Cristina Grasseni Chapter 10. Seeing with a 'Sideways Glance': Visuomotor 'Knowing' and the Plasticity of Perception Greg Downey PART IV: LEARNING AND REPOSITIONINGS Chapter 11. Figures Twice Seen: Riles, the Modern Knower and Forms of Knowledge Tony Crook Chapter 12. 'A Weight of Meaninglessness about which there Is Nothing Insignificant': Abjection and Knowing in an Art School and on a Housing Estate Amanda Ravetz Chapter 13. The 4 A's (Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture): Reflections on a Teaching and Learning Experience Tim Ingold with Ray Lucas Chapter 14. A Discussion Concerning Ways of Knowing Nigel Rapport and Mark Harris Notes on Contributors Index
Series Title: Methodology and history in anthropology, 18.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Harris.


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"This book is an important stimulus to ongoing debate, and showcases some of the best of recent approaches and challenges to the ways we know what we know." - Ethos

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