Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes Its Object by Johannes FabianTime and the Other: How Anthropology Makes Its Object by Johannes Fabian

Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes Its Object

byJohannes FabianForeword byMatti Bunzl

Paperback | April 15, 2014

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Time and the Other is a classic work that critically reexamined the relationship between anthropologists and their subjects and reoriented the approach literary critics, philosophers, and historians took to the study of humankind. Johannes Fabian challenges the assumption that anthropologists live in the "here and now," that their subjects live in the "there and then," and that the "other" exists in a time not contemporary with our own. He also pinpoints the emergence, transformation, and differentiation of a variety of uses of time in the history of anthropology that set specific parameters between power and inequality. In this edition, a new postscript by the author revisits popular conceptions of the "other" and the attempt to produce and represent knowledge of other(s).

Johannes Fabian is professor emeritus of cultural anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. His books include Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa; Memory Against Culture: Arguments and Reminders; Anthropology with an Attitude: Critical Essays; and Ethnography as Commentary: Writing from the Vir...
Title:Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes Its ObjectFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pagesPublished:April 15, 2014Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231169272

ISBN - 13:9780231169271

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Syntheses of a Critical Anthropology, by Matti BunzlPreface to the Reprint EditionPreface and Acknowledgments1. Time and the Emerging Other2. Our Time, Their Time, No Time: Coevalness Denied3. Time and Writing About the Other4. The Other and the Eye: Time and the Rhetoric of Vision5. ConclusionsPostscript: The Other RevisitedNotesReferences CitedIndex

Editorial Reviews

The confidence and optimism that Fabian expresses contributes in no small way to the exhilarating intellectual experience this book offers.