An Anthropology of the Subject
Holographic Worldview in New Guinea and Its Meaning and Significance for the World of Anthropology
By (author) Roy Wagner
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Anthropology of the Subject by Roy Wagner
Book DescriptionAn Anthropology of the Subject rounds out the theoretical-philosophical cosmos of one of the twentieth century's most intellectually adventurous anthropologists. Roy Wagner, having turned "culture" and "symbols" inside out (in The Invention of Culture and Symbols That Stand for Themselves, respectively), now does the same for the "subject" and subjectivity. In studying the human subject and the way human culture mirrors itself, Wagner has redefined holography as "the exact equivalence, or comprehensive identity, of part and whole in any human contingency."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520225879
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 21-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Roy Wagner
Relative Native, Paperback (March 2016)View all books by Roy Wagner
Presents a collection of essays and lectures of the author. This volume features new English translations of a number of previously unpublished works.
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Author Biography - Roy Wagner
Roy Wagner is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Virginia. The classic The Invention of Culture (1975; 1981) is one of a half-dozen highly regarded works of ethnography and theory by Wagner.
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