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Up close and personal [electronic resource] : on peripheral perspectives and the production of anthropological knowledge / edited by Cris Shore and Susanna Trnka.

Publication:
New York : Berghahn Books, c2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (283 pages)
Series:
Methodology & History in Anthropology
Methodology and history in anthropology ; v. 25
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Subjects:
Anthropology -- Methodology.
Knowledge, Sociology of.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Combining rich personal accounts from twelve veteran anthropologists with reflexive analyses of the state of anthropology today, this book is a treatise on theory and method offering fresh insights into the production of anthropological knowledge, from the creation of key concepts to major paradigm shifts. Particular focus is given to how 'peripheral perspectives' can help re-shape the discipline and the ways that anthropologists think about contemporary culture and society. From urban Maori communities in Aotearoa/New Zealand to the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, from Arnhem Land in Australi
Contents:
Contents; Illustrations; Preface - Anthropologists Up Close and Personal; Acknowledgements; Introduction - Observing Anthropologists: Professional Knowledge, Practice and Lives; MICHAEL JACKSON; Chapter 1 - Suffering, Selfhood and Anthropological Encounters; ANNE SALMOND; Chapter 2 - Anthropology, Ontology and the Maori World; JOAN METGE; Chapter 3 - Building Bridges: Maori and Pakeha Relations; GILLIAN COWLISHAW; Chapter 4 - 'Culture', 'Race' and 'Me': Living the Anthropology of Inidgenous Australians; NICOLAS PETERSON; Chapter 5 - Finding One's Way in Arnhem Land; HOWARD MORPHY
Chapter 6 - Art as Action: The YolnguDAVID TRIGGER; Chapter 7 - Rethinking Nature and Nativeness; CHRISTOPHER PINNEY; Chapter 8 - More than Local, Less than Global: Anthropology in the Contemporary World; NELSON GRABURN; Chapter 9 - Beyond Selling Out: Art, Tourism and Indigenous Self-representation; NIGEL RAPPORT; Chapter 10 - Sovereign Individuals and the Ontology of Selfhood; SUSAN WRIGHT; Chapter 11 - Hidden Histories and Political Transformations; MARILYN STRATHERN; Chapter 12 - Gender Ideology, Property Relations and Melanesia: The Field of 'M'
Conclusion - Looking Ahead: Past Connections and Future DirectionsIndex
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Shore, Cris, 1959-
Trnka, Susanna.
ISBN:
0-85745-847-7
OCLC:
855505442