Anthropology As Cultural Critique: An Experimental Moment in the Human Sciences

Paperback | May 1, 1999

byGeorge E. Marcus, Michael M. J. Fischer

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Using cultural anthropology to analyze debates that reverberate throughout the human sciences, George E. Marcus and Michael M. J. Fischer look closely at cultural anthropology's past accomplishments, its current predicaments, its future direction, and the insights it has to offer other fields of study. The result is a provocative work that is important for scholars interested in a critical approach to social science, art, literature, and history, as well as anthropology. This second edition considers new challenges to the field which have arisen since the book's original publication.

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Using cultural anthropology to analyze debates that reverberate throughout the human sciences, George E. Marcus and Michael M. J. Fischer look closely at cultural anthropology's past accomplishments, its current predicaments, its future direction, and the insights it has to offer other fields of study. The result is a provocative work ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:May 1, 1999Publisher:University of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226504506

ISBN - 13:9780226504506

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Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
Introduction
1. A Crisis of Representation in the Human Sciences
2. Ethnography and Interpretive Anthropology
3. Conveying Other Cultural Experience: The Person, Self, and Emotions
4. Taking Account of World Historical Political Economy: Knowable Communities in Larger Systems
5. The Repatriation of Anthropology as Cultural Critique
6. Two Contemporary Techniques of Cultural Critique in Anthropology
A Concluding Note
Appendix
Notes
References
Index