Genealogies for the Present in Cultural Anthropology
By (author) Bruce M. Knauft
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Genealogies for the Present in Cultural Anthropology by Bruce M. Knauft
Book DescriptionIn the wake of tensions between modern and postmodern sensibilities, what larger directions now emerge in cultural anthropology? In this major work, Bruce Knauft takes stock of important recent initiatives in cultural and critical theory. By combining critical reviews and ethnographic engagements with fresh readings of major figures and approaches, the work develops a larger vantage point for considering the dispersing influence of practice theories, postmodernism, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, modern/post-positive feminism, and multicultural criticisms.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415912648
(229mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Oct-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bruce M. Knauft
Returns to the Field, Paperback (November 2011)
Documents how re-visiting fieldwork sites shapes anthropologists' interpretations
Exchanging the Past, Paperback (August 2002)
This study explores the dramatic change in the world of the Gebusi, a tribe from Papua New Guinea who, for many years had one of the highest homicide rates in the world. With the introduction of modernity; schools, shops and Christianity these rates had plummeted.
South Coast New Guinea Cultures, Hardback (March 1993)» View all books by Bruce M. Knauft
A reassessment of the classic ethnographies of south coast New Guinea.
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Author Biography - Bruce M. Knauft
Bruce Knauft is Professor of Anthropology at Emory University and co-editor of the Melanesian Studies Series for the University of California Press. He is the author of two books: Good Company and Violence (1985), and South Coast New Guinea Cultures (1993).
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