The Ways We Stretch Toward One Another: Thoughts on Anthropology through the Work of Pamela Reynolds by Todd MeyersThe Ways We Stretch Toward One Another: Thoughts on Anthropology through the Work of Pamela Reynolds by Todd Meyers

The Ways We Stretch Toward One Another: Thoughts on Anthropology through the Work of Pamela Reynolds

byTodd Meyers

Paperback | September 26, 2017

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The Ways We Stretch Toward One Another is a collection of essays on the work of Pamela Reynolds. The essays take cues from Reynolds’ decades-long contributions to the field of anthropology in different ways. The authors weave Reynolds’ groundbreaking scholarship on the anthropology of childhood––of labour, of family, of resistance, justice, war and suffering––through the terms of their own work, in places and contexts that may at first appear quite distant from the villages of Zimbabwe and townships of South Africa that feature in Reynolds’ ethnographies. The Ways We Stretch Toward One Another is about anthropologists stretching in thought and practice toward one another, between generations, toward the people encountered in the field, through worlds entered and past, and how, in turn, these worlds lean into our own. At the core of each essay is a question about how we learn, how we pass lessons on, how we assume the mantle of anthropology for understanding the contemporary world––something that often requires folding intellectual friendships into the tools of our practice. The Ways We Stretch Toward One Another demonstrates how a master anthropologist has come to shape the priorities of others, in terms that are both creative and aware.

Contributors: Thomas Cousins, Stefanos Geroulanos, Todd Meyers, Pamela Reynolds, Fiona Ross, and Vaibhav Saria; and a Foreword by Francis B. Nyamnjoh

Todd Meyers is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Society, Health, and Medicine at New York University--Shanghai
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Title:The Ways We Stretch Toward One Another: Thoughts on Anthropology through the Work of Pamela ReynoldsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:152 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.33 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 0.33 inPublished:September 26, 2017Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9956762717

ISBN - 13:9789956762712

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Table of Contents

1. Index Cards, Injunctions and Independence

2. Cuts of Various Depths

3. Anthropology and the Development of Conscience

4. The Ungovernable and Dangerous

5. An Anthropology of Forms that Speak

6. The Anthropologist Fashions and  Refashions, is Fashioned and Refashioned

7. Afterword

Pamela Reynolds: CV & Selected Bibliography