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The power of the between [electronic resource] : an anthropological odyssey / Paul Stoller.

Author/Creator:
Stoller, Paul.
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (215 p.)
Subjects:
Anthropologists -- Niger -- Biography.
Anthropologists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Songhai (African people) -- Niger -- Religion.
Songhai (African people) -- Niger -- Social life and customs.
West Africans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social life and customs.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs.
Stoller, Paul.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
It is the anthropologist's fate to always be between things: countries, languages, cultures, even realities. But rather than lament this, anthropologist Paul Stoller here celebrates the creative power of the between, showing how it can transform us, changing our conceptions of who we are, what we know, and how we live in the world. Beginning with his early days with the Peace Corps in Africa and culminating with a recent bout with cancer, The Power of the Between is an evocative account of the circuitous path Stoller's life has taken, offering a fascinating depiction of how a career is shaped
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Prologue: The Power of the Between
1. Seeking Truth
2. Alternative Truths
3. Embodiments
4. Knowledge
5. Sorcery
6. New York City
7. Complexities
8. Family
9. Sensuousness
10. Embodied Memories
11. Wood
12. New World Circuits
13. Art
14. Intersections
15. Weaving the World
16. Immunology and the Village of the Healthy
17. Entering the Village of the Sick
18. Sorcery in the World
19. Remission
20. Reconfiguration
21. Ethnography
22. Memoir
23. Imagination
24. Stories
Epilogue: Flying on the Wings of the Wind
Notes
References
Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-198) and index.
ISBN:
9786612070242
1-282-07024-X
0-226-77536-4
OCLC:
435816640
Publisher Number:
10.7208/9780226775364 doi
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