Transcendent Individual: Essays Toward a Literary and Liberal Anthropology by Nigel RapportTranscendent Individual: Essays Toward a Literary and Liberal Anthropology by Nigel Rapport

Transcendent Individual: Essays Toward a Literary and Liberal Anthropology

byNigel RapportEditorNigel Rapport

Paperback | October 30, 1997

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Transcendent Individual argues for a reappraisal of the place of the individual in anthropolgical theory and ethnographic writing. A wealth of voices illustrate and inform the text, showing ways in which individuals creatively 'write', narrate and animate cultural and social life. This is an anthropology imbued with a liberal morality which is willing to make value judgements over and against culture in favour of individuality.
Rapport draws widely on ethnographic and theoretic materials bringing into the debate a range of voices, among them Nietzsche, Wilde, George Steiner, Richard Rorty, John Berger and Anthony Cohen. In doing so he approaches individuality in terms of a range of issues: biological integrity, consciousness, agency, democracy, discourse, globalism, knowledge and play.
Title:Transcendent Individual: Essays Toward a Literary and Liberal AnthropologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.8 inPublished:October 30, 1997Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0415169674

ISBN - 13:9780415169677

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