Rereading Cultural Anthropology

Rereading Cultural Anthropology

By: George E. Marcus (editor)Paperback

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During its first six years (1986-1991), the journal Cultural Anthropology provided a unique forum for registering the lively traffic between anthropology and the emergent arena of cultural studies. The nineteen essays collected in Rereading Cultural Anthropology, all of which originally appeared in the journal, capture the range of approaches, internal critiques, and new questions that have characterized the study of anthropology in the 1980s, and which set the agenda for the present. Drawing together work by both younger and well-established scholars, this volume reveals various influences in the remaking of traditions of ethnographic work in anthropology; feminist studies, poststructuralism, cultural critiques, and disciplinary challenges to established boundaries between the social sciences and humanities. Moving from critiques of anthropological representation and practices to modes of political awareness and experiments in writing, this collection offers systematic access to what is now understood to be a fundamental shift (still ongoing) in anthropology toward engagement with the broader interdisciplinary stream of cultural studies. Contributors. Arjun Appadurai, Keith H. Basso, David B. Coplan, Vincent Crapanzano, Faye Ginsburg, George E. Marcus, Enrique Mayer, Fred Meyers, Alcida R. Ramos, John Russell, Orin Starn, Kathleen Stewart, Melford E. Spiro, Ted Swedenburg, Michael Taussig, Julie Taylor, Robert Thornton, Stephen A. Tyler, Geoffrey M. White


Introduction vii On Being out of Words / Stephen A. Tyler 1 Tactility and Distraction / Michael Taussig 8 The Rhetoric of Ethnographic Holism / Robert J. Thornton 15 Putting Hierarchy in Its Place / Arjun Appadurai 34 Reflecting on the Yanomami: Ethnographic Images and the Pursuit of the Exotic / Alcida R. Ramos 48 Occupational Hazards: Palestine Ethnography / Ted Swedenburg 69 The Politics of Remembering: Notes on a Pacific Conference / Geoffrey M. White 77 The Postmodern Crisis: Discourse, Parody, Memory / Vincent Crapanzano 87 A Broad(er)side to the Canon, Being a Partial Account of a Year of Travel Among Textual Communities in the Realm of Humanities Centers, and Including a Collection of Artificial Curiosities / George E. Marcus 103 Cultural Relativism and the Future of Anthropology / Melford E. Spiro 124 Missing the Revolution: Anthropologists and the War in Peru / Orin Starn 152 Peru in Deep Trouble: Mario Vargas Llosa's "Inquest in the Andes" Reexamined / Enrique Mayer 181 "Speaking with Names": Language and Landscape Among the Western Apache / Keith H. Basso 220 Nostalgia- A Polemic / Kathleen Stewart 252 Fictions that Save: Migrants' Performance and Basotho National Culture / David B Coplan 267 Race and Reflexivity: The Black Other in Contemporary Japanese Mass Culture / John Russell 296 Representing Culture: The Production of Discourse(s) for Aboriginal Acrylic Paintings / Fred Myers 319 Indigenous Media: Faustian Contract or Global Village? / Faye Ginsburg 356 Tano / Julie Taylor 377 Index 391

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  • ISBN13: 9780822312970
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 375
  • ID: 9780822312970
  • ISBN10: 0822312972

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