Time and the Other How Anthropology Makes Its Object

Time and the Other How Anthropology Makes Its Object

By: Johannes Fabian (author), Matti Bunzl (Foreword Author)eBook
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Time and the Other is a classic work that critically reexamined the relationship between anthropologists and their subjects and reoriented the approach literary critics, philosophers, and historians took to the study of humankind. Johannes Fabian challenges the assumption that anthropologists live in the "here and now," that their subjects live in the "there and then," and that the "other" exists in a time not contemporary with our own. He also pinpoints the emergence, transformation, and differentiation of a variety of uses of time in the history of anthropology that set specific parameters between power and inequality. In this edition, a new postscript by the author revisits popular conceptions of the "other" and the attempt to produce and represent knowledge of other(s).

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  • ID: 9780231537483
  • book language: en
  • publisher: Columbia University Press
  • publisher imprint: Columbia University Press

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