Life among the Anthros and Other Essays

Life among the Anthros and Other Essays

This book brings together the finest of Geertz's review essays from the New York Review along with a representative selection of later pieces written at the height of his powers, some that first appeared in periodicals such as Dissent, ...

Author: Clifford Geertz

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400834546

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Clifford Geertz (1926-2006) was perhaps the most influential anthropologist of our time, but his influence extended far beyond his field to encompass all facets of contemporary life. Nowhere were his gifts for directness, humor, and steady revelation more evident than in the pages of the New York Review of Books, where for nearly four decades he shared his acute vision of the world in all its peculiarity. This book brings together the finest of Geertz's review essays from the New York Review along with a representative selection of later pieces written at the height of his powers, some that first appeared in periodicals such as Dissent, others never before published. This collection exemplifies Geertz's extraordinary range of concerns, beginning with his first essay for the Review in 1967, in which he reviews, with muffled hilarity, the anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski. This book includes Geertz's unflinching meditations on Western academia's encounters with the non-Western world, and on the shifting and clashing places of societies in the world generally. Geertz writes eloquently and arrestingly about such major figures as Gandhi, Foucault, and Genet, and on topics as varied as Islam, globalization, feminism, and the failings of nationalism. Life among the Anthros and Other Essays demonstrates Geertz's uncommon wisdom and consistently keen and hopeful humor, confirming his status as one of our most important and enduring public intellectuals.
Categories: Social Science

Notes from 39 000 Feet

Notes from 39 000 Feet

So, we see the view further afield: The Kingdom of Life, Between the Gate and
the Wall, Freedom in our Lifetime, Catastrophe, Water Pipes and Pig Pens, The
Landscape of Fear: Scattered ... Life Among the Anthros and Other Essays.

Author: Dale Rominger

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456802461

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

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In Notes from 39,000 Feet Dale Rominger has put together a collection of poignant observations from his experiences around the world. With extraordinary clarity, he describes both everyday moments and historical events, including the fall of the Berlin Wall and the first elections in South Africa. In describing personal encounters in places as far afield as Reykjavik and Luanda and reflecting on social and political events from Harare to Seoul, Rominger presents an array of details which most of us would miss and interprets them in such a way that they haunt us long after we finish reading. Perhaps this is the true value of his work; it is not just a fascinating read, it challenges us to question. In the first section of the book, Making Meaning, the Notes are presented in chronological order, beginning in Reykjavik in 1986, passing through places such as Harare, Varanasi, Gaza City, Seoul, Istanbul, Prague, San Salvador and Kingston, and ending in London in 2010. Some Notes are transcriptions of presentations and lectures given at international gatherings and events. Some are journalistic reflections and some sermon-like meditations. Some are directly associated with church work and others are not. Others are reflections on books he came across on his travels. While there is no central theme, there is a background hum that is hard to miss, a hum that hints at ethical, philosophical, theological points of view that make up a system of meaning thoughts, feelings, beliefs, observations, understandings, all of which combine to reveal a way of seeing the world and how we choose to live within it. The last section of the book, Making Believe, is comprised of two fictitious short stories. The first, The Poetry of Being Human, was written after Romingers return from Central America. The second, Martha Goes to Paris, is a response to George W. Bushs rightwing Christian fundamentalist America. While the first places an intense love story within the social and political upheaval, and often tragedy, of Central America in the 1980s, the second is, in Romingers words, An absurd story for an absurd time. At its heart Notes is both an observation of the world we live in and a personal journey. Rominger does not pull his punches and behind almost every word there is a shadow of anger at the injustices he has witnessed in his travels. But the book is also a personal account of the effect such a life can have on a person. He ends the chapter Swanning Around the World or Passing Through the International Non-Places of Planet Earth with these words: Either none of us is special or we are all special. But the point is, the universe, global economics, global warming, international injustice, contemporary slave trade, sex trafficking, disease, poverty, HIV/AIDS, tsunamis, hurricanes, droughts and warlords don't give a damn about us. If God does, he/she/it keeps it a good secret. [I have a] friend in Washington D.C. who...travelled for the church more than I ever have and has been around the world a couple more times than I have. I asked him once if he were happy. He said that he wasnt. That he'd seen too much and knew too much. And like me, he couldnt forget a damn thing. And yet this chapter, as well as many others, is also filled with the laughter and absurdity of life. A quick glance as the bibliography at the end of the book gives the reader some sense of its mood and tone. Rominger cites authors from Woody Allen to Don DeLillo, Chung Hyun Kyung to Paul Ricoeur, Henri Nouwen to Tony Judt. Notes from 39,000 Feet is a tribute to the worlds people in their profound striving for justice and the joy they embrace, whatever the circumstances. It is a testament to the human spirit.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Writing Anthropology

Writing Anthropology

Fox, Karen V. (1996) “Silent Voices: A Subversive Reading of Child Abuse,” in
Ellis, Carolyn, and Arthur P. Bochner (eds.) ... Geertz, Clifford (2012) Life Among
the Anthros and Other Essays, Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press.

Author: F. Bouchetoux

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137404176

Category: Social Science

Page: 121

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A call for new methods for anthropology, this book explores the nature of anthropological knowledge and the conditions of integration and communication with people. Starting with an analysis of anthropologists' guilt, Fan addresses issues of reflexivity, reciprocity, and respect, then builds on this to evaluate how researchers generate knowledge.
Categories: Social Science

Humboldt library of science no 95 1887

Humboldt library of science  no  95  1887

Fashions in Coiffure - Tattooing FAMILIAR ESSAYS ON SCIENTIFIC SUB -
Deforming the Teeth - Deforming the Feet - EradJECTS ... The Poetry in Words -
Other Essays . ... The Physical Basis of Life - Scientific Schoolmaster ' s Use of
Words .

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ISBN: STANFORD:24504225419

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Anthro tech

Anthro tech

Those authors who believe that God exists view man's moral responsibilities in a
much different light . Moral respectibility not ... Several authors , however , believe
the after - life is simply a continuation of this life through the processes of
reincarnation or rejuvenation . ... In Social Anthropology and Other Essays . The
Free ...

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Humboldt library of science no 47 1883

Humboldt library of science  no  47  1883

Introduction - The Poetry in Words - Other Essays . - By Thomas H . HUXLEY , F .
R . S . The Morality in Words - The History in Words — The Contents . - - The
Physical Basis of Life - Scientific Rise of New Words - The Distinction of Words -
The ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:24504225061

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American Athenaeum

American Athenaeum

FORMS OF WATER in Clouds and Rivers , Ice Proctor . 113 . ... With Appendix on
Coral MENT , and other Essays . By W . K . Clifford . ... FETICHISM : A
Contribution to Anthro . 117 and 118 ... THE PHYSICAL BASIS OF LIFE , with
other THINGS . By W . M . Waliams . 1 . and Part II . ( Double numbers . ) essays .
By Thomas H ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:HNXVG9

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Journalology KeyWords Plus and Other Essays

Journalology  KeyWords Plus  and Other Essays

He also completed drew on his background in physical anthro - fellowships to the
Japan Society of Human pology and ... skills to the project , and the 1984 ,
Spuhler maintains an active profesfellowship resulted in the publication of sional
life .

Author: Eugene Garfield

Publisher: Isi Press

ISBN: 0894950878

Category: Communication in science

Page: 497

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Categories: Communication in science

America as a Civilization The basic frame

America as a Civilization  The basic frame

acter , in addition to the books listed in ety in 1938 , is reprinted in Edward N . the
footnote to Sec . ... of which I have found his Anthro 1924 ) and Randolph Bourne
' s essay pology of Modern Life ( New York , 1928 )  ? §§Â2Ò2 ?  ?
2ti2m2ū2 ? 2 ? Â ? Â2âÒ2Â2âÒâtiņ2 \ \ 2 – 2 – 2ūģ2 most useful ; see also Ch . 2
, “ Man the Bi of a Literary Radical and Other Essays ological Organism , ” in
Melville J ...

Author: Max Lerner

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013138949

Category: National characteristics, American

Page: 1010

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Categories: National characteristics, American

The New Encyclop dia Britannica Macrop dia Knowledge in depth

The New Encyclop  dia Britannica  Macrop  dia   Knowledge in depth

Western India , especially in the early 19th century , is best studied in KENNETH
BALLHATCHET , Social Policy and Social Change in ... BERNARD S . COHN ,
An Anthro - pologist Among the Historians and Other Essays ( 1987 ) , collects his
studies of the Beneras region . ... The Punjab ' s social and cultural life are the
themes of PRAKASH TANDON , Punjabi Century , 1857 - 1947 ( 1961 ) , and two
 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015053532357

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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V.1-12 Micropaedia: Ready reference -- V.13-29 Macropaedia: Knowledge in depth -- V.[30] Propaedia: Outline of knowledge -- V.[31] Index, A-K -- V.[32] Index, L-Z.
Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Going Strong

Going Strong

Am . Anthro . V62 : 34 - 57 . Izzett , Alison , 1961 . " Family Life Among the Yoruba
in Lagos , Nigeria " . Social Change in ... Witchcraft in Four African Societies : An
Essay in comparison " . Am . Anthro . V54 : 18 - 29 . Netting , Robert , 1969 .

Author: Deborah Rosenfelt

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000266048

Category: Women

Page: 236

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Categories: Women

The Eclectic Magazine

The Eclectic Magazine

In earliest grade of culture consistent with the social systems of barbaric and
civilized his existence as man , may have ... one another wherever they meet ,
and contradictory opinions as to the moral state they meet over the whole area of
anthro- of savages . ... In the present two essays , design- stories are told to prove
them brutal , filthy , ed to show that the theory of ... pictured the simple idyllic
politics as to other departments of culture , life of the noble savage , man in the
happy I have ...

Author: John Holmes Agnew

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:74713752

Category: Periodicals

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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature Science and Art

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature  Science  and Art

In earliest grade of culture consistent with the social systems of barbaric and
civilized his existence as man , may have ... one another wherever they meet ,
and contradictory opinions as to the moral state they meet over the whole area of
anthro- of savages . ... In the present two essays , design- stories are told to prove
them brutal , filthy , ed to show that the theory of ... pictured the simple idyllic
politics as to other departments of culturę , life of the noble savage , man in the
happy I have ...

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ISBN: IOWA:31858055207298

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Teaching about Women

Teaching about Women

Am.Anthro. V62 :3l*-57. Izzett, Alison. 1961. "Family Life Among the Yoruba in
Lagos, Nigeria". Social Change in Modem Africa. ... Man V7:283-295. Nadel, S.F.
1952. "Witchcraft in Four African Societies: An Essay in Comparison". Am. Anthro.

Author: Modern Language Association of America. Commission on the Status of Women in the Profession

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015005539559

Category: Feminism

Page: 71

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Categories: Feminism

Social Anthropology and Other Essays

Social Anthropology and Other Essays

In the first sense history is part of the conscious tradition of a people and is
operative in their social life . It is the collective representation of events as 3
distinct from events themselves . This is what the social anthros pologist calls
myth .

Author: Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106016501204

Category: Anthropology

Page: 354

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Combining Social anthropology and Essays in social anthropology, in one volume.
Categories: Anthropology

Female Studies

Female Studies

Am . Anthro . V62 : 34 - 57 . Izzett , Alison . 1961 . " Family Life Among the Yoruba
in Lagos , Nigeria " . Social Change in ... Witchcraft in Four African Societies : An
Essay in Comparison " . Am . Anthro . V54 : 18 - 29 . Netting , Robert , 1969 .

Author:

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ISBN: IND:30000113526978

Category: Women

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Vols. 1-3 contain college syllabi and reading lists.
Categories: Women

Literary Criticism in the Philippines and Other Essays

Literary Criticism in the Philippines and Other Essays

the night ; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years , and
let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth .
... God formed man of dust from the ground , and breathed into his nostrils the
breath of life ; and man became a living being . ... Perhaps I deserved to be
publicly rebuked for my pride , for flaunting my little knowledge of anthro - pology
, and ...

Author: Edilberto K. Tiempo

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015037607473

Category: Criticism

Page: 360

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Man and Life

Man and Life

Social Organisation of Amnari : A village study in Chotapagpur Pooroima Varma
Rs . 40 00 This doctoral thesis deals with tho Social ... Foreword by Prof ,
Sunitikumar Chatterjee Sociology and Anthropology and other Essays Rs . 60 00
Professor Sarana has presented his views ... A Ph . D ibesis submitted in 1947 to
the University of London . pál Sassurana has partes automobil anthro A
JOURNAL OF ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015073124532

Category: Applied anthropology

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Categories: Applied anthropology