Time and the Work of Anthropology
Critical Essays 1971-1981
By (author) Johanne Fabian
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Time and the Work of Anthropology by Johanne Fabian
Book DescriptionThe development of the dialogical approach, the autobiographical perspective and the central role of text-interpretation are all seen as characteristics of post-modern ethnography, arising from the daily chores of field research. The breakthrough into time and history, away from the timeless theorizing of structuralism and functionalism, is seen as inevitable when anthropology is forced to think about its own epistemology. Another current concern is taken up with reflections on the politics of representing the other. In the later essays, he opposes post-modern fashions and re-asserts the need to continue with a truly critical agenda.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9783718652228
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Imprint: Harwood-Academic Publishers
Publisher: Harwood-Academic Publishers
Publish Date: 30-Jan-1992
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Books By Author Johanne Fabian
Memory Against Culture, Paperback (November 2007)
Assesses the contemporary practice of anthropology and its emerging shape as a discipline across the globe. This title explores the place of linguistics in contemporary language-centered anthropology, and ponders how studies of material culture imbue objects with "otherness."
Out of Our Minds, Paperback (June 2000)
Explorers and ethnographers in Africa during the period of colonial expansion are usually assumed to have been guided by rational aims such as the desire for scientific knowledge, fame, or financial gain. This book shows explorers were far from rational - often meeting their hosts in states influenced by opiates, alcohol, sex, fever, and fatigue.
Language and Colonial Power, Paperback (August 1991)» View all books by Johanne Fabian
Describes what might be called the workers' culture of Shaba, through analyses of communicative (sociolinguistic) and cognitive (ethnosemantic) aspects of language use. In this study, inquiry will be directed to the past, and it will, for many reasons, have to reach into a past which is rather remote from present-day Shaba Swahili.
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