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Anthropology in theory : issues in epistemology

edited by Henrietta L. Moore and Todd Sanders.
  • Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
  • xxi, 656 : illustrations ; 26 cm
Subjects
Local Subjects
Summary
  • "The 57 articles collected in Anthropology in Theory: Issues in Epistemology, together with the editors' introduction, provide the most comprehensive selection of readings and incisive overview available of anthropological theory and epistemology over the past century." "Anthropology in Theory identifies crucial conceptual signposts for the continued resurgence of the discipline and new theoretical directions. Moreover, it demonstrates both the vitality and value of anthropological theorizing within the discipline, as well as how such anthropological projects are fundamentally reconfiguring broader debates in the social sciences: debates about society and culture; structure and agency; identities and technologies; subjectivities and translocality; meta-theory, ontology and epistemology; language and meaning; subjectivity and objectivity; and localities and globalities."--Jacket.
Contents
  • Anthropology and epistemology
  • 1. The aims of anthropological research
  • 2. The concept of culture in science
  • 3. Problems and methods of approach
  • 4. Rules for the explanation of social facts
  • 5. The limitations of the comparative method of anthropology
  • 6. Anthropology and sociology
  • 7. The individual and the pattern of culture
  • 8. The group and the individual in functional analysis
  • 9. The concept and method of cultural ecology
  • 10. Energy and the evolution of culture
  • 11. On social structure
  • 12. Introduction to political systems of highland Burma
  • 13. Social structure
  • 14. Understanding and explanation in social anthropology
  • 15. Anthropological data and social reality
  • 16. Objectification objectified
  • 17. Becoming persons : consciousness and sociality in human evolution
  • 18. Customs and cultures in animals and humans : neurobiological and evolutionary considerations
  • 19. Introduction to Mind, materiality and history
  • 20. The development of meaning : ontogeny and culture
  • 21. Thick description : toward an interpretive theory of culture
  • 22. Anthropology and the analysis of ideology
  • 23. Anthropology as interpretive quest
  • 24. Structural analysis in linguistics and in anthropology 268
  • 25. Ordinary language and human action
  • 26. Language, anthropology and cognitive science
  • 27. Introduction to Belief, language, and experience
  • 28. The antinomies
  • 29. Anthropology and psychology : towards an epidemiology of representations
  • 30. Knowledge of the body
  • 31. The end of the body?
  • 32. The body of the condemned
  • 33. Puritanism and the spirit of capitalism
  • 34. Introduction to Europe and the people without history
  • 35. Introduction to Of revelation and revolution
  • 36. Epochal structures I : reconstructing historical materialism
  • 37. Structures and the habitus
  • 38. Two lectures
  • 39. Body and mind in mind, body and mind in body : some anthropological interventions in a long conversation
  • 40. So is female to male as nature is to culture?
  • 41. Global anxieties : concept-metaphors and pre-theoretical commitments in anthropology
  • 42. The rhetoric of ethnographic holism
  • 43. Writing against culture
  • 44. Cutting the network
  • 45. The "objectivity" of knowledge in social science and social policy
  • 46. The primacy of the ethical : propositions for a militant anthropology
  • 47. Moral models in anthropology
  • 48. Postmodernist anthropology, subjectivity, and science : a modernist critique
  • 49. The invention of women
  • 50. Valorizing the present : orientalism, postcoloniality and the human sciences
  • 51. Cosmological deixis and Amerindian perspectivism
  • 52. Culture, genuine and spurious : the politics of Indianness in the Vaupes, Colombia
  • 53. The near and the elsewhere
  • 54. Relativism
  • 55. Beyond "culture" : space, identity, and the politics of difference
  • 56. What is at stake
  • and is not
  • in the idea and practice of multi-sited ethnography
  • 57. Grassroots globalization and the research imagination.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9780631229148
  • 0631229140
  • 9780631229155
  • 0631229159
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2004030888
  • OCLC: 57366521
  • OCLC: 57366521