Time and the Work of Anthropology: Critical Essays 1971-1981

1st Edition

Johanne Fabian

Routledge
Published January 30, 1992
Reference - 318 Pages
ISBN 9783718652228 - CAT# RX9147
Series: Studies in Anthropology and History

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $55.95

USD$44.76

SAVE ~$11.19

Currently out of stock
Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

The development of the dialogical approach, the autobiographical perspective and the central role of text-interpretation are all seen as characteristics of post-modern ethnography, arising from the daily chores of field research. The breakthrough into time and history, away from the timeless theorizing of structuralism and functionalism, is seen as inevitable when anthropology is forced to think about its own epistemology. Another current concern is taken up with reflections on the politics of representing the other. In the later essays, he opposes post-modern fashions and re-asserts the need to continue with a truly critical agenda.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title