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World : an anthropological examination / João de Pina-Cabral.

Author/Creator:
Pina-Cabral, João de author.
Publication:
Chicago : Hau Books, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series:
Malinowski monographs series; v. 1.
The Malinowski monographs series ; volume 1
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Subjects:
Philosophical anthropology.
Social epistemology.
Human beings.
Ethnology -- Philosophy.
Anthropology -- Philosophy.
Summary:
What do we mean when we refer to the world? How does the world relate to the human person? Are the two interdependent and, if so, in what way? What does the world mean for the ethnographer and the anthropologist? Much has been said of worlds and worldviews, but are we really certain we know what we mean when use these words? Asking these questions and many more, this book explores the conditions of possibility for the ethnographic gesture and how those possibilities can shed light on the relationship between humans and the world in which they are found. As Joao de Pina-Cabral shows, important changes have occurred over the past decades concerning the way in which we relate the way we think to the way we are as a humanity embodied. Exploring new confrontations with a new conceptualization of the human condition, Cabral sketches a new anthropology, one that contributes to an ongoing separation from the socio-centric and representationalist constraints that have plagued the social sciences over the past century.
Contents:
World
Transcendence
Imagination / in collaboration with Joana Gonçalo Oliveira
Person
Worldview.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-207) and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
Contributor:
Oliveira, Joana Cabral de, author.
George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
ISBN:
9780997367508
0997367504
OCLC:
945353852
Publisher Number:
99971527409