Personhood : An Examination of the History and Use of an Anthropological Concept

Personhood : An Examination of the History and Use of an Anthropological Concept

By: Laura P. Appell-Warren (author)Hardback

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Foreword by Vanessa L. Fong; Acknowledgements; INTRODUCTION; PART ONE: The Emergence of Personhood as a Concept in Anthropological Research; Chapter One: Context; Chapter Two: Analytical Categories Used in the Study of Personhood; 1. Culturally Recognized Markers of Personhood; 2. Theoretical Approaches and Categories of Analysis Used by Anthropologist in the Study of Personhood; Chapter Three: An Early History of the Concept of Personhood (1930s-1980s); 1. The Influence of Evolutionary Anthropology on the Study of Personhood; 2. The Influence of Mauss and His Followers on the Study of Personhood; 3. The First Use of the Term Personhood in the Anthropological Literature; 4. The Emergence of the Concept of Personhood in the Anthropological Literature; 5. Personhood Becomes Established in the Anthropological Literature; Chapter Four: A Later History of the Concept of Personhood (1980s - 2000s); 1. The (re)-Discovery of Relational versus Individual Modes of Personhood; 2. The Concept of the Self Enters the Study of Personhood; 3. The Discovery of Non-Animate Objects That Possess Personhood; 4. Personhood Becomes an Integral Concept in Anthropological Research; 5. Studies of Personhood Become Focused on Individual Categories of Analysis; 6. The Study of Embodiment as it Applies to the Study of Personhood; 7. Personhood and the Environment; 8. Personhood and Agency; Chapter Five: Towards a New Definition of Personhood; 1. Definition of Personhood in the Literature; 2. New Definition of the Concept of Personhood; 3. Conclusions; PART TWO: The Confusion and Conflation of Four Anthropological Concepts: Personhood, Person, Self and Identity; AND MORE.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773400535
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 292
  • ID: 9780773400535
  • ISBN10: 0773400532

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