An Anthropology of the Subject

Holographic Worldview in New Guinea and Its Meaning and Significance for the World of Anthropology

Author: Roy Wagner

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520225862

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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"Roy Wagner is a one-of-a-kind anthropologist whose books provide intense intellectual stimulation. His way of connecting the world of New Guinea to the world of anthropology is unique and, well, mind-blowing. . . . He writes books that you actually want to and will read more than once."--Steven Feld, author of Sound and Sentiment "Wagner asks, daringly, what it would be like to imagine one of the most significant of human activities, the activity of description or representation, as a self-scaling phenomenon. . . . One begins to glimpse a genuine 'alternative anthropology.'"--Marilyn Strathern, author of The Gender of the Gift
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An Anthropological Trompe L'Oeil for a Common World

An Essay on the Economy of Knowledge

Author: Alberto Corsín Jiménez

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857459120

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Our political age is characterized by forms of description as 'big' as the world itself: talk of 'public knowledge' and 'public goods,' 'the commons' or 'global justice' create an exigency for modes of governance that leave little room for smallness itself. Rather than question the politics of adjudication between the big and the small, this book inquires instead into the cultural epistemology fueling the aggrandizement and miniaturization of description itself. Incorporating analytical frameworks from science studies, ethnography, and political and economic theory, this book charts an itinerary for an internal anthropology of theorizing. It suggests that many of the effects that social theory uses today to produce insights are the legacy of baroque epistemological tricks. In particular, the book undertakes its own trompe l'oeil as it places description at perpendicular angles to emerging forms of global public knowledge. The aesthetic 'trap' of the trompe l'oeil aims to capture knowledge, for only when knowledge is captured can it be properly released.
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Muslim Worldviews and Everyday Lives

Author: El-Sayed el-Aswad

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759121192

Category: Religion

Page: 233

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The book is critical to understanding Muslim worldviews today, providing an analysis of ethno-cosmology, emic interpretation of sacred tradition, and crucial insight into modernity, folklore, geography, dreams, imagination, hybridity, and identity transformation.
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The Ecology of Power

Culture, Place and Personhood in the Southern Amazon, AD 1000–2000

Author: Michael J. Heckenberger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135941661

Category: History

Page: 432

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In 1884 a community of Brazilians was "discovered" by the Western world. The Ecology of Power examines these indigenous people from the Upper Xingu region, a group who even today are one of the strongest examples of long-term cultural continuity. Drawing upon written and oral history, ethnography, and archaeology, Heckenberger addresses the difficult issues facing anthropologists today as they "uncover" the muted voices of indigenous peoples and provides a fascinating portrait of a unique community of people who have in a way become living cultural artifacts.
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The Napo Runa of Amazonian Ecuador

Author: Michael Uzendoski

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252030079

Category: History

Page: 198

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Based upon historical and archival research, as well as the author's years of fieldwork in indigenous communities, Michael Uzendoski's theoretically informed work analyzes value from the perspective of the Napo Runa people of the Amazonian Ecuador. Written in a clear and readable style, The Napo Runa of Amazonian Ecuador presents theoretical issues of value, poetics, and kinship as linked to the author's intersubjective experiences in Napo Runa culture. Drawing on insights from the theory of gift and value, Uzendoski argues that Napo Runa culture personifies value by transforming things into people through a process of subordinating them to human relationships. While many traditional exchange models treat the production of things as inconsequential, the Napo Runa understand production to involve a relationship with natural beings (plants, animals, spirits of the forest), which are considered to be subjects that share spiritual substance, or samai. Throughout the book, value is revealed as the outcome of a complicated poetics of transformation by which things and persons are woven into kinship forms that define daily social and ritual life.
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Anthropos

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethnology

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We are Playing Football

Sport and Postcolonial Subjectivity, Panapompom, Papua New Guinea

Author: Will Rollason

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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Originally issued as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Manchester, 2008.
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Coyote Anthropology

Author: Roy Wagner

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 080326819X

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Coyote Anthropology shatters anthropology’s vaunted theories of practice and offers a radical and comprehensive alternative for the new century. Building on his seminal contributions to symbolic analysis, Roy Wagner repositions anthropology at the heart of the creation of meaning—in terms of what anthropology perceives, how it goes about representing its subjects, and how it understands and legitimizes itself. Of particular concern is that meaning is comprehended and created through a complex and continually unfolding process predicated on what is not there—the unspoken, the unheard, the unknown—as much as on what is there. Such powerful absences, described by Wagner as “anti-twins,” are crucial for the invention of cultures and any discipline that proposes to study them. As revealed through conversations between Wagner and Coyote, Wagner's anti-twin, a coyote anthropology should be as much concerned with absence as with presence if it is to depict accurately the dynamic and creative worlds of others. Furthermore, Wagner suggests that anthropologists not only be aware of what informs and conditions their discipline but also understand the range of necessary exclusions that permit anthropology to do what it does. Sly and enticing, probing and startling, Coyote Anthropology beckons anthropologists to draw closer to the center of all things, known and unknown.
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Australian Aboriginal Studies

Journal of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aboriginal Australians

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Pacific Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Islands of the Pacific

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Zygon

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion and science

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E.T. culture

anthropology in outerspaces

Author: Debbora Battaglia

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: 9780822336327

Category: Religion

Page: 281

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Cultural readings of alien encounters.
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Magic, culture and the new economy

Author: Orvar Löfgren,Robert Willim

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781845200909

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 145

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This book looks at the 1990s, years of intense economic experimentation, when buzz words such as "network society," "the experience economy," "creative cities," and "glocalization" were everywhere. A fascinating perspective on "The New Economy" emerges as the authors explore the worlds of cool hunters, biotech brokers, career coaches, software entrepreneurs and event managers and tackle such questions as: how is magic used in the quest for newness and change; what happens when cultural techniques such as branding and styling colonize new arenas; what turns out to be just a flash-in-the-pan and what has a lasting impact? This book is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand how economies operate in periods of rapid transformation.
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Killing a buffalo for the ancestors

a Zhuang cosmological text from Southwest China

Author: David Holm

Publisher: Northern Illinois Univ Center for

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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JASO

Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

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Poetics in architecture

Author: Leon Van Schaik

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architectural design

Page: 128

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Can architecture directly engage with the inner experience of people? Does it have universal or spiritual content? Poetics in Architecture attempts to address these questions by looking at the essence of meaning of architecture and considering the human response to buildings. Schaik's concern is that by focusing on technical refinements and new procedural models architects are in danger of alienating the collective human connections we make with buildings. This title brings together the views of a fascinating and diverse group of architects and theoreticians from all over the world including Bolles-Wilson, Boyarsky Wilson, Winka Dubbledam, Sean Godsell, Mark Goulthorpe of dECOI and Tom Kovac.
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