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The AccompanimentAssembling the Contemporary

The Accompaniment: Assembling the Contemporary

Paul Rabinow

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226701691
eISBN:
9780226701714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226701714.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

In this culmination of his search for anthropological concepts and practices appropriate to the twenty-first century, the author contends that to make sense of the contemporary, anthropologists must ... More

Being HumanEthics, Environment, and Our Place in the World

Being Human: Ethics, Environment, and Our Place in the World

Anna Peterson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226548
eISBN:
9780520926059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226548.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book examines the complex connections among conceptions of human nature, attitudes toward non-human nature, and ethics. The book proposes an “ethical anthropology” that examines how ideas of ... More

Being ThereThe Fieldwork Encounter and the Making of Truth

Being There: The Fieldwork Encounter and the Making of Truth

John Borneman and Abdellah Hammoudi (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257757
eISBN:
9780520943438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257757.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Challenges to ethnographic authority and to the ethics of representation have led many contemporary anthropologists to abandon fieldwork in favor of strategies of theoretical puppeteering, textual ... More

Clio/AnthroposExploring the Boundaries between History and Anthropology

Clio/Anthropos: Exploring the Boundaries between History and Anthropology

Eric Tagliacozzo and Andrew Willford (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760201
eISBN:
9780804772402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760201.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The intersection between history and anthropology is more varied now than it has ever been—a look at the shelves of bookstores and libraries proves this. Historians have increasingly looked to the ... More

Demands of the DayOn the Logic of Anthropological Inquiry

Demands of the Day: On the Logic of Anthropological Inquiry

Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226036885
eISBN:
9780226037073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037073.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book asks about the logical standards and forms that should guide ethical and experimental anthropology in the twenty-first century. The authors do so by taking up Max Weber’s notion of the ... More

Designs on the ContemporaryAnthropological Tests

Designs on the Contemporary: Anthropological Tests

Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226138336
eISBN:
9780226138503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138503.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The book presents a highly original reflection on the status of an “anthropology of the contemporary”. Following on the same authors’ Demands of the Day, this new and convincing manuscript gives a ... More

Engaged AnthropologyPolitics beyond the Text

Engaged Anthropology: Politics beyond the Text

Stuart Kirsch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520297944
eISBN:
9780520970090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297944.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Does anthropology have more to offer than just its texts? This book discusses different forms of engaged research practices, which it defines in terms of their constructive intervention into ... More

Fieldwork Under FireContemporary Studies of Violence and Culture

Fieldwork Under Fire: Contemporary Studies of Violence and Culture

Carolyn Nordstrom and Antonius Robben (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520089938
eISBN:
9780520915718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520089938.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book contains chapters written by anthropologists who have experienced the unpredictability and trauma of political violence firsthand. The chapters combine theoretical, ethnographic, and ... More

How Forests ThinkToward an Anthropology Beyond the Human

How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human

Eduardo Kohn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276109
eISBN:
9780520956865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276109.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Can forests think? Do dogs dream? This book challenges the very foundations of anthropology, calling into question our central assumptions about what it means to be human—and thus distinct from all ... More

How Lifeworlds WorkEmotionality, Sociality, and the Ambiguity of Being

How Lifeworlds Work: Emotionality, Sociality, and the Ambiguity of Being

Michael Jackson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226491820
eISBN:
9780226492018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492018.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

In How Lifeworlds Work, Michael Jackson seeks to reinvigorate the study of kinship and ritual by theorizing a society as a force field in which affective as well as cognitive elements are in tension, ... More

In the FieldLife and Work in Cultural Anthropology

In the Field: Life and Work in Cultural Anthropology

George Gmelch and Sharon Bohn Gmelch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520289611
eISBN:
9780520964211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289611.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The authors draw on their 40 years as anthropologists and educators to illustrate through a narrative-style text and photographs what it is like to be an anthropologist and to “do” anthropology—the ... More

Indigenous VisionsRediscovering the World of Franz Boas

Indigenous Visions: Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas

Ned Blackhawk and Isaiah Lorado Wilner (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300196511
eISBN:
9780300235678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196511.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book is a compelling study that charts the influence of indigenous thinkers on Franz Boas, the founder of modern anthropology. In 1911, the publication of Franz Boas's The Mind of Primitive Man ... More

Inventing Human ScienceEighteenth-Century Domains

Inventing Human Science: Eighteenth-Century Domains

Christopher Fox, Roy Porter, and Robert Wokler (eds)

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520200104
eISBN:
9780520916227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200104.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The human sciences—including psychology, anthropology, and social theory—are widely held to have been born during the eighteenth century. This study of the Enlightenment sciences of humans explores ... More

Living in the Stone AgeReflections on the Origins of a Colonial Fantasy

Living in the Stone Age: Reflections on the Origins of a Colonial Fantasy

Danilyn Rutherford

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226570105
eISBN:
9780226570389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226570389.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Living in the Stone Age scrutinizes a stubborn colonial fantasy: one that has trapped the people of the troubled Indonesian territory of West Papua in the past. The book focuses on the experiences of ... More

Methods That MatterIntegrating Mixed Methods for More Effective Social Science Research

Methods That Matter: Integrating Mixed Methods for More Effective Social Science Research

M. Cameron "Hay (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226328522
eISBN:
9780226328836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226328836.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Methods that Matter is an invitation to explore the benefits of mixed methods. This collection of original essays by leading social scientists illustrates ways of doing work that crosses ... More

Navigators of the ContemporaryWhy Ethnography Matters

Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters

David A. Westbrook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226887517
eISBN:
9780226887531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226887531.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

As the image of anthropologists exploring exotic locales and filling in blanks on the map has faded, the idea that cultural anthropology has much to say about the contemporary world has likewise ... More

The New Cultural History

The New Cultural History

Lynn Hunt (ed.)

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064287
eISBN:
9780520908925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064287.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Across the humanities and the social sciences, disciplinary boundaries have come into question as scholars have acknowledged their common preoccupations with cultural phenomena ranging from rituals ... More

The Other ShoreEssays on Writers and Writing

The Other Shore: Essays on Writers and Writing

Michael Jackson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275249
eISBN:
9780520954823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275249.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book addresses the interplay between modes of writing, modes of understanding, and modes of being in the world. Drawing on literary, anthropological and autobiographical sources, the book ... More

Pathways of PowerBuilding an Anthropology of the Modern World

Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World

Eric Wolf

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223332
eISBN:
9780520924871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223332.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This collection is a legacy of some of the author's most original work, with a foreword by Aram Yengoyan. Of the chapters, six have never been published and two have not appeared in English until ... More

Savages, Romans, and DespotsThinking about Others from Montaigne to Herder

Savages, Romans, and Despots: Thinking about Others from Montaigne to Herder

Robert Launay

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226575254
eISBN:
9780226575421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226575421.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book examines the ways in which modern Europeans came to understand themselves as such, in comparison to other peoples who were either not modern (in particular to ancient Geeks and Romans) or ... More

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